KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Changing the ending to ed (Questions)

This 'Changing the ending to ed' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words ending with ‘y’. When adding ‘ed’ to words ending with ‘y’ the letter changes to ‘i’ and then you add ‘ed’. There will be other spellings that end with ‘ed’ that are also suggested in the National Curriculum.

We add ‘ed’ to show something has happened in the past. You probably remember this from the quiz ‘Ending that Word’. If you add ‘ed’ to words ending in ‘y’ you change the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. Have a go at these spellings that end in ‘ed’.

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1. I asked you to copy it but you've already ____ it.
[ ] copyed
[ ] copied
[ ] coppied
[ ] coppeyed
2. She ____ the mountain and ____ when she got to the top.
[ ] hiked and criyd
[ ] hikked and cried
[ ] hiked and cried
[ ] hiked and cryed
3. I ____ the phone after he ____ to my question.
[ ] dropped and replied
[ ] droped and replied
[ ] dropped and replyed
[ ] droppd and replied
4. I ____ when he ____ off the bridge.
[ ] worred and jumped
[ ] worried and jumpd
[ ] worryed and jumped
[ ] worried and jumped
5. I ____ and ____ my jumper and it shrunk.
[ ] washed and dryd
[ ] washed and dried
[ ] washed and dryed
[ ] washd and dried
6. I ____ the egg and ____ the bread.
[ ] fried and toasteed
[ ] fryd and toasted
[ ] fryed and toasted
[ ] fried and toasted
7. I ____ it really far but eventually I ____ it.
[ ] carryed and dropped
[ ] carried and dropped
[ ] carried and droped
[ ] carryed and droped
8. He ____ his dead hamster.
[ ] buryed
[ ] buryd
[ ] burried
[ ] buried
9. I ____ because I knew I'd ____.
[ ] laffed and lied
[ ] laufed and lied
[ ] laughed and lied
[ ] laughed and lyed
10. I ____ and ____ the inside of this tram.
[ ] tidied and cleaned
[ ] tidyed and cleaned
[ ] tidied and cleand
[ ] tidied and cleened
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Changing the ending to ed (Answers)
1. I asked you to copy it but you've already ____ it.
[ ] copyed
[x] copied
[ ] coppied
[ ] coppeyed
Here, you change the 'y' for an 'i' then add ed. This isn't always the case and only applies to words ending in 'y'.
2. She ____ the mountain and ____ when she got to the top.
[ ] hiked and criyd
[ ] hikked and cried
[x] hiked and cried
[ ] hiked and cryed
If the word ends in an 'e', like hike, all you need to do is add a 'd'.
3. I ____ the phone after he ____ to my question.
[x] dropped and replied
[ ] droped and replied
[ ] dropped and replyed
[ ] droppd and replied
Sometimes you have to double the consonant like in the word 'drop', so add another 'p' then 'ed'.
4. I ____ when he ____ off the bridge.
[ ] worred and jumped
[ ] worried and jumpd
[ ] worryed and jumped
[x] worried and jumped
When someone jumps off a bridge with a rope attached to them, it's called a bungee jump.
5. I ____ and ____ my jumper and it shrunk.
[ ] washed and dryd
[x] washed and dried
[ ] washed and dryed
[ ] washd and dried
Here the word dry changes to dried.
6. I ____ the egg and ____ the bread.
[ ] fried and toasteed
[ ] fryd and toasted
[ ] fryed and toasted
[x] fried and toasted
Here you are changing the word fry to fried.
7. I ____ it really far but eventually I ____ it.
[ ] carryed and dropped
[x] carried and dropped
[ ] carried and droped
[ ] carryed and droped
When running in an egg and spoon race, always boil the egg first so that if it does drop you don't get egg everywhere.
8. He ____ his dead hamster.
[ ] buryed
[ ] buryd
[ ] burried
[x] buried
Don't worry - this hamster is just asleep.
9. I ____ because I knew I'd ____.
[ ] laffed and lied
[ ] laufed and lied
[x] laughed and lied
[ ] laughed and lyed
Lied is the past tense of lie. Each time we add 'ed' we are showing it has happened in the past.
10. I ____ and ____ the inside of this tram.
[x] tidied and cleaned
[ ] tidyed and cleaned
[ ] tidied and cleand
[ ] tidied and cleened
Have you ever been on a tram?