Weekly Worksheet

Don't Be Iffy on "-ify" Verbs

The suffix -ify means "to make," and you will commonly find it forming the ending of some tricky transitive verbs (e.g., petrify: to make into stone; rectify: to make right). Using this week's worksheet, teachers can have students look up some -ify verbs in the Visual Thesaurus, learn their definitions, and then write original sentence for each verb by using a sentence frame as their guide.

Click here for the worksheet and here to see a related Wordshop article, "Teaching Verbs and Confronting the Skunk."


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