What is a Silent E? (and when to drop it) (Rule 7.4 (Exceptions for these…
What is a Silent E? (and when to drop it)
Exceptions for these rules
acre --- acreage
awe --- awful
fire --- fiery
glue --- gluey
nine --- ninth
cage --- cagey
stage --- stagy
Basically these are the words that don't apply to any of these rules.
whole --- wholly
hole --- holey
dye --- dyeing
You drop the E or leave it but the word has a different pronunciation after adding a suffix.
When you are adding ing to a word that ends in ie, first drop the E whatsoever. Then you have double i's so, you change the Y to an I to avoid double I's Exceptions include Hawaii and Rabii
Keep the silent E when you are adding a suffix that starts with a consonant such as -ness, -ment, -log.
When the word ends in a soft -ge or -ce, and the suffix starts in a hard sound or a consonant, you do not drop the silent E.
Drop the silent E when you are adding a suffix that starts with a vowel such as -ing, -able, ian.
You can drop the Silent E when there is a soft J sound made by a G. Such as in judgment.
Since words barely end in U, you add a silent E to the end, but drop it when you add suffixes
When you are adding vowel suffixes to words that end with oe, you do not drop the silent E