KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: y and i (Questions)

This KS2 English spelling quiz takes a look at words using y or i. In spelling, words ending in 'y' are usually replaced with an 'i' if plural. It is extremely easy to mix up the letters 'i' and 'y' in your spelling. In English, these letters are frequently used to make exactly the same sounds. 'Try' and 'tricycle', 'pay' and 'paint', and 'joy' and 'join' are perfect examples of how 'y' and 'i' could be easily confused.

This is another of those trickier spelling quizzes that you will need to practise until you get full marks. It's helpful to spend some time each day reading stories or poems - even if it's only for 10 minutes.

Check your spelling by trying this English quiz.

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1. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
It was a ____ day and he found himself ____ from one appointment to another.
[ ] busi, hurrying
[ ] busi, hurring
[ ] busy, hurrying
[ ] busy, hurring
2. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
In their first lesson, the instructor showed them how to ____ the ____.
[ ] hoist, sayle
[ ] hoist, sail
[ ] hoyst, sayle
[ ] hoyst, sail
3. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
He had a ____ look in his ____.
[ ] misterious, i
[ ] misterious, eye
[ ] mysterious, i
[ ] mysterious, eye
4. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
The day was so ____ that no one even felt ____ that the food arrived late.
[ ] joyful, disappointed
[ ] joyful, disappoynted
[ ] joiful, disappointed
[ ] joiful, disappoynted
5. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
Parsley, sage, ____ and ____ are very useful herbs.
[ ] rosemary, thime
[ ] rosemary, thyme
[ ] rosemari, thime
[ ] rosemari, thyme
6. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
My Mum ____ to ____ for a new job.
[ ] decyded, apply
[ ] decyded, applie
[ ] decided, apply
[ ] decided, applie
7. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
She filled in several ____ for local ____.
[ ] applications, businesses
[ ] applications, busynesses
[ ] applycations, businesses
[ ] applycations, busynesses
8. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
There are many ____ recipes for ____.
[ ] delycious, stir-fri
[ ] delycious, stir-fry
[ ] delicious, stir-fri
[ ] delicious, stir-fry
9. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
Their ____ of food was running low. On the last day of camping, the family of ____ had to share two ____ eggs for breakfast.
[ ] supply, five, fryed
[ ] supply, five, fried
[ ] suppli, fyve, fryed
[ ] suppli, five, fryed
10. The ____ were forced to walk ____ long ____ to cross the desert.
[ ] survyvors, thyrty, miles
[ ] survyvors, thirty, myles
[ ] survivors, thirty, miles
[ ] survivors, thirty, myles

 

KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: y and i (Answers)
1. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
It was a ____ day and he found himself ____ from one appointment to another.
[ ] busi, hurrying
[ ] busi, hurring
[x] busy, hurrying
[ ] busy, hurring
It was a busy day and he found himself hurrying from one appointment to another.
2. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
In their first lesson, the instructor showed them how to ____ the ____.
[ ] hoist, sayle
[x] hoist, sail
[ ] hoyst, sayle
[ ] hoyst, sail
In their first lesson, the instructor showed them how to hoist the sail.
3. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
He had a ____ look in his ____.
[ ] misterious, i
[ ] misterious, eye
[ ] mysterious, i
[x] mysterious, eye
He had a mysterious look in his eye.
4. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
The day was so ____ that no one even felt ____ that the food arrived late.
[x] joyful, disappointed
[ ] joyful, disappoynted
[ ] joiful, disappointed
[ ] joiful, disappoynted
The day was so joyful that no one even felt disappointed that the food arrived late.
5. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
Parsley, sage, ____ and ____ are very useful herbs.
[ ] rosemary, thime
[x] rosemary, thyme
[ ] rosemari, thime
[ ] rosemari, thyme
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are very useful herbs.
6. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
My Mum ____ to ____ for a new job.
[ ] decyded, apply
[ ] decyded, applie
[x] decided, apply
[ ] decided, applie
My Mum decided to apply for a new job.
7. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
She filled in several ____ for local ____.
[x] applications, businesses
[ ] applications, busynesses
[ ] applycations, businesses
[ ] applycations, busynesses
She filled in several applications for local businesses. Both 'apply' and 'busy' change the 'y' to an 'i' before adding a suffix.
8. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
There are many ____ recipes for ____.
[ ] delycious, stir-fri
[ ] delycious, stir-fry
[ ] delicious, stir-fri
[x] delicious, stir-fry
There are many delicious recipes for stir-fry.
9. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
Their ____ of food was running low. On the last day of camping, the family of ____ had to share two ____ eggs for breakfast.
[ ] supply, five, fryed
[x] supply, five, fried
[ ] suppli, fyve, fryed
[ ] suppli, five, fryed
Their supply of food was running low. On the last day of camping, the family of five had to share two fried eggs for breakfast.
10. The ____ were forced to walk ____ long ____ to cross the desert.
[ ] survyvors, thyrty, miles
[ ] survyvors, thirty, myles
[x] survivors, thirty, miles
[ ] survivors, thirty, myles
The survivors were forced to walk thirty long miles to cross the desert.