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-ible or -able suffixes

-ible or -able

Would you rather be described as reliable, reasonable and flexible or... terrible and horrible?

The preceding words are all adjectives with the suffixes -ible or-able.

Here are some more examples:

The Incredible Hulk

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Irresistible cake

Rechargeable batteries

Flexible gymnast

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Find out how to make adjectives using these suffixes:

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Can they use the word correctly in a sentence?

Can they make connections with spellings they already know?

Can they group words with the same spelling pattern together?

Can they generate further examples (of words using the same spelling pattern)?

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