11-Plus English Quiz - Suffixes (Questions)

A suffix is a small group of letters (an element) which is attached to the end of a word in order to modify (alter) its meaning. For example:

Incidentally, if the element is added to the front of a word, it is called a prefix. Prefixes and suffixes are not normally words in themselves. Finally, unlike prefixes, suffixes tell you what part of speech a word is, for example:

This 11-plus English quiz will give you some practice in identifying what part of speech a particular word is. Don't forget: each part of speech tells you how the word is used.

1. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-er, -or, -ist
[ ] adverb
[ ] adjective
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
2. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ful, eous, -ish
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
3. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ly
[ ] adjective only
[ ] noun
[ ] adverb/adjective
[ ] adverb only
4. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ice, -ness, -sion
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
5. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-less, -ar, -ive
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
[ ] noun
6. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-dom, -hood, -ship
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
7. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ial, -ent, -less
[ ] noun
[ ] adverb
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
8. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ment, -ance, -ity
[ ] adjective
[ ] verb
[ ] adverb
[ ] noun
9. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ism, -tion, -ence
[ ] verb
[ ] noun
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
10. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-al, -ic, -ous
[ ] adjective
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adverb
11-Plus English Quiz - Suffixes (Answers)
1. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-er, -or, -ist
[ ] adverb
[ ] adjective
[x] noun
[ ] verb
These noun endings are used in job titles, for example: driver, painter, actor, doctor, dentist, journalist, scientist
2. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ful, eous, -ish
[x] adjective
[ ] adverb
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
These adjectival endings are used in words such as helpful, gorgeous, childish
3. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ly
[ ] adjective only
[ ] noun
[x] adverb/adjective
[ ] adverb only
Words with the suffix '-ly' can be either adjectives or adverbs, for example: quickly, slowly, rudely (adverbs); friendly, daily, lovely, deadly (adjectives)
4. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ice, -ness, -sion
[x] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
These nounal endings are used in words such as justice, hardness, revision. Note: some nouns end in '-sion' BUT some end in '-tion' - be careful!
5. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-less, -ar, -ive
[ ] verb
[x] adjective
[ ] adverb
[ ] noun
These adjectival endings are used in words such as careless, similar, defensive
6. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-dom, -hood, -ship
[x] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
These nounal endings are used in words such as freedom, neighbourhood, friendship
7. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ial, -ent, -less
[ ] noun
[ ] adverb
[ ] verb
[x] adjective
These adjectival endings are used in words such as trivial, different, worthless
8. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ment, -ance, -ity
[ ] adjective
[ ] verb
[ ] adverb
[x] noun
These nounal endings are used in words such as advertisement, importance, hostility. Note: some nouns end in '-ance' BUT some end in '-ence' - be careful!
9. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-ism, -tion, -ence
[ ] verb
[x] noun
[ ] adjective
[ ] adverb
These nounal endings are used in words such as terrorism, revelation, preference. Note: some nouns end in '-ence' BUT some end in '-ance' - be careful!
10. What is the part of speech represented by word(s) formed with the given suffix(es)? Just in case you were wondering, here are the 8 parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction and interjection.
-al, -ic, -ous
[x] adjective
[ ] noun
[ ] verb
[ ] adverb
These adjectival endings are used in words such as logical, fantastic, courageous