KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Suffix ful (Questions)

This 'Suffix ful' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words that can end with those three letters. The words used for this spelling quiz have been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

Certain words can have the letters ‘ful’ added to the end of them to change their meaning. These three letters actually add the idea that you are ‘full’ of the root word (the word it has attached onto the end of). Improve your spelling in this quiz.

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1. Thanks for your help, you have been very ____.
[ ] helpfull
[ ] helppful
[ ] helpful
[ ] hellpful
2. That bruise looks very ____.
[ ] painful
[ ] painfull
[ ] panefull
[ ] paneful
3. She was ____ but she crossed her fingers anyway.
[ ] hopfull
[ ] hopful
[ ] hopeful
[ ] hopefull
4. Be ____ when you walk across this rope.
[ ] careful
[ ] carefull
[ ] caireful
[ ] cairefull
5. This dog is ____.
[ ] beautyfull
[ ] beautyful
[ ] beautiful
[ ] beautifull
6. He was very ____.
[ ] thankfull
[ ] thankfall
[ ] thankful
[ ] thanful
7. The picture they sent her was ____.
[ ] wunderful
[ ] wanderful
[ ] wonderful
[ ] wenderful
8. He was very ____.
[ ] tareful
[ ] teerful
[ ] tierful
[ ] tearful
9. This was the most ____ time of their lives.
[ ] delightful
[ ] delightfull
[ ] deelightful
[ ] deallightful
10. She was ____ in passing her driving test.
[ ] successfull
[ ] successful
[ ] sucesful
[ ] successfful
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Suffix ful (Answers)
1. Thanks for your help, you have been very ____.
[ ] helpfull
[ ] helppful
[x] helpful
[ ] hellpful
All you need to do is add 'ful' onto the end of the word.
2. That bruise looks very ____.
[x] painful
[ ] painfull
[ ] panefull
[ ] paneful
This means full of pain. We don't add the word full though, we add 'ful' - with one l.
3. She was ____ but she crossed her fingers anyway.
[ ] hopfull
[ ] hopful
[x] hopeful
[ ] hopefull
She is full of hope that she will get the job and that's why her fingers are crossed.
4. Be ____ when you walk across this rope.
[x] careful
[ ] carefull
[ ] caireful
[ ] cairefull
Be full of care when you walk across this tightrope.
5. This dog is ____.
[ ] beautyfull
[ ] beautyful
[x] beautiful
[ ] beautifull
Here is an exception to the rule. Sometimes when a word ends in 'y' you change the last letter for an 'i' then add 'ful'.
6. He was very ____.
[ ] thankfull
[ ] thankfall
[x] thankful
[ ] thanful
He is full of thanks. The word 'thank' is called the root word because it stays the same and in place just like roots on a tree.
7. The picture they sent her was ____.
[ ] wunderful
[ ] wanderful
[x] wonderful
[ ] wenderful
The word 'wonder' has rooted to the ground and we add the suffix 'ful' to the end.
8. He was very ____.
[ ] tareful
[ ] teerful
[ ] tierful
[x] tearful
Babies can't speak so to communicate they cry.
9. This was the most ____ time of their lives.
[x] delightful
[ ] delightfull
[ ] deelightful
[ ] deallightful
This word has the 'igh' sound.
10. She was ____ in passing her driving test.
[ ] successfull
[x] successful
[ ] sucesful
[ ] successfful
This was a hard one - but remember if you can spell the root word 'success' then it just needs 'ful' to be added.