Suffixes 01
You can add the suffix 'ly' to words as in the sentence "The player hit the ball powerfully and easily."

Suffixes 01

In English there are suffixes (letters or syllables added to the end of words) and prefixes (letters added to the beginning of words). Adding the suffix '-ly' is simple. Knowing when to add a suffix is important to make a sentence grammatically correct.

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  1. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    The carpenter framed the ....... pictures .......
    Add the suffix '-ly' to the original spelling of the word
  2. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    Using energy ....... lowers your bills .......
    'Efficiently' / 'substantially': adverbs answering 'how'
  3. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    The dog ran ....... under the table to find the ....... toy.
    'Quickly' says 'how' = adverb. 'Colourful' = adjective
  4. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    The player hit the ball ....... and won the match .......
    'Easy' changes 'y' to 'i' before adding suffix '-ly'
  5. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    Their mum arranged the ....... flowers .......
    'Colourful' = adjective. 'Beautifully' = adverb
  6. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    He ....... taught the class well and they learned .......
    'Effectively' = adverb; it answers 'how' they learned
  7. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    She ran ....... on stage but she danced .......
    'Gracefully' = adverb; it answers 'how' she danced
  8. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    The band played ....... in the ....... restaurant.
    'Loud' suffixed with '-ly' and 'dim' suffixed with '-ly'
  9. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    He prepared the wood ....... and then glued it together .......
    A suffix can change an adjective to an adverb
  10. Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
    The car chugged ....... up the ....... gradient of the hill.
    'Sluggishly': adverb answering 'how' the car moved

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