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Year 2 - Suffix ness
The SOFTNESS of the bunny was lovely!

Year 2 - Suffix ness

This 'Suffix ness' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words that can have these letters added to them. The spellings have been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

Some words can have the suffix ‘ness’ added to the end of them. When ‘ness’ is placed at the end of a word it cements it by turning an adjective into a noun. This means a describing word changes into a noun. See how many of these spellings you know.

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1.
The ____ made it hard to see.
darkness
darcness
darckness
dackness
That's why the person in this picture has a torch!
2.
His ____ meant they both succeeded in climbing the mountain.
kindeness
cindness
kindeness
kindness
Kindness is a good trait in a character and as they say, one good turn deserves another.
3.
The ____ of the fish inside the sea is astounding.
pretyness
prettyness
pretiness
prettiness
These fish are called exotic fish because they are found in exotic destinations. Exotic means foreign places far away from home!
4.
____ me! That is a brave man!
Gooodness
Goodness
Goodnes
Goodeness
'Goodness me' is a popular saying, often said when people are shocked.
5.
Her ____ caused her to get into trouble.
rudenes
rudness
rudeness
ruddeness
Poking your tongue out is usually considered rude.
6.
I am disgusted with his ____.
laziness
lazziness
lazyness
lazzyness
Here you need to get rid of the 'y' and change it to an 'i'.
7.
His ____ was very proud of his crown.
greatness
grateness
graetness
gratness
We can call kings and queens your greatness or your highness.
8.
All this ____ will go soon.
sadness
sadnes
sadeness
saddness
All you need to do is add 'ness' onto the end of the word, unless the word ends in 'y' because then you change the 'y' for an 'i'.
9.
You're not able to measure their ____.
happyness
happynes
happieness
happiness
Here we need to change the word happy, so that it ends with an 'i' instead of a 'y' then add 'ness'.
10.
Luckily, his ____ was not contagious.
eelness
ealness
ilness
illness
Contagious means catching.
Author:  Finola Waller

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