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

This 'Suffix ment' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words that can have these letters added to them. The words have been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum. This spelling task can also work as a way to extend their vocabulary.

Some words can have the suffix ‘ment’ added to the end of them. When ‘ment’ is added to a word it cements it by turning a verb into a noun. This means an action word changes into a noun. See how many of these spellings you get right.

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1. I hope you get ____ from playing tennis.
[ ] enjoying
[ ] enjoy
[ ] enjoyment
[ ] engoyment
2. Have you made the ____ to the bank?
[ ] paiment
[ ] payment
[ ] paiyment
[ ] payement
3. What ____ is she doing?
[ ] movement
[ ] movment
[ ] moovement
[ ] moovment
4. The comedian caused much ____.
[ ] amoosement
[ ] amyosement
[ ] amusment
[ ] amusement
5. Have you got a doctor's ____?
[ ] apointment
[ ] appointment
[ ] appoyntment
[ ] appoentment
6. To go mountain climbing you need lots of ____.
[ ] equipement
[ ] epuiqment
[ ] equipment
[ ] equiqment
7. They had to sit an ____.
[ ] assesment
[ ] assessment
[ ] asessment
[ ] asesment
8. Her ____ was coming to an end.
[ ] employment
[ ] imployment
[ ] employmen
[ ] emplloyment
9. I would like an ____ of sweets please.
[ ] assortmentte
[ ] assortmentt
[ ] assortmente
[ ] assortment
10. He was looking forward to his ____.
[ ] retyrment
[ ] retirment
[ ] retirement
[ ] retiyerment
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Suffix ment (Answers)
1. I hope you get ____ from playing tennis.
[ ] enjoying
[ ] enjoy
[x] enjoyment
[ ] engoyment
Enjoy is a verb that could be put before tennis, so do you enjoy tennis? If you change it to enjoyment you are turning it into a noun - a thing in its own right.
2. Have you made the ____ to the bank?
[ ] paiment
[x] payment
[ ] paiyment
[ ] payement
All you need to do is add 'ment' onto the end of the word 'pay'.
3. What ____ is she doing?
[x] movement
[ ] movment
[ ] moovement
[ ] moovment
She is stretching, which is important to do before any exercise as it stops muscle aches and injuries.
4. The comedian caused much ____.
[ ] amoosement
[ ] amyosement
[ ] amusment
[x] amusement
The root word is 'amuse' and we simply add 'ment' to it.
5. Have you got a doctor's ____?
[ ] apointment
[x] appointment
[ ] appoyntment
[ ] appoentment
This is a tricky word but is one you've probably heard plenty of times or even used.
6. To go mountain climbing you need lots of ____.
[ ] equipement
[ ] epuiqment
[x] equipment
[ ] equiqment
Make sure you don't get your p and q mixed up!
7. They had to sit an ____.
[ ] assesment
[x] assessment
[ ] asessment
[ ] asesment
You probably have heard this word and done many assessments.
8. Her ____ was coming to an end.
[x] employment
[ ] imployment
[ ] employmen
[ ] emplloyment
If you can sound out the word employ, then all you need to do is add 'ment' to the end of the word.
9. I would like an ____ of sweets please.
[ ] assortmentte
[ ] assortmentt
[ ] assortmente
[x] assortment
An assortment means a mixture.
10. He was looking forward to his ____.
[ ] retyrment
[ ] retirment
[x] retirement
[ ] retiyerment
The root word is 'retire' and we then add 'ment' to it.