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Today we are going to be looking at the suffix "ous". We normally take off the 'e'  at the end of a root word and add ous but in some cases if the root word has a 'g' that sounds like a 'j' the 'e' remains



Spelling word = courageous           root word = courage     the 'g' in courage sounds like a 'j' and therefore we don't remove the 'e'.


Spelling word =  nervous                 root word = nerve     Take off the 'e' and add ous


Work through slides 1-6 of the powerpoint. I suggest you write down your spellings on a piece of paper.