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Suffixes
The snail moved slowly.

Suffixes

Get ready for a fun KS2 English quiz all about suffixes! Suffixes are like magical word endings that can change the meaning of a word. Take '-ly', for example - add it to 'slow', and you get 'slowly', turning an adjective into an adverb.

Adverbs, like 'slowly', make writing more exciting. They describe how things happen. Imagine a snail moving. Now, add 'slowly' to 'moved': The snail moved slowly. See how it paints a picture? Test your suffix skills in this quiz and make your writing even more magical!

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1.
He walked carefully across the road to see his elderly neighbour. Which words in this sentence have suffixes?
walked, carefully, elderly
walked, across, elderly
across, elderly, neighbour
across, his, elderly
'Carefully' has two suffixes - '-ful' and '-ly'.
2.
Which one of the following has an incorrect suffix?
Reliable
Avoidable
Reasonable
Trustable
'Trustworthy' would be correct.
3.
Which of these words should NOT have the suffixes '-er' or '-est' added?
Quick
Smart
Fun
Loud
Something can be 'more fun' than something else, but it cannot be 'funner' or 'funnest', because these are not words in English.
4.
Which of these words does NOT take the suffix '-er'?
Teach
Paint
Decorate
Farm
Someone who decorates is a decorator.
5.
Which suffix could be added to the end of the word 'child'?
-less
-ness
-ment
-able
Childless (without children) - adding '-hood' would create the word 'childhood', while adding '-ish' creates the word 'childish'.
6.
Which suffix could be added to the end of the word 'neighbour'?
-ment
-hood
-ise
-est
Neighbourhood - adding 'ly' also creates a new word: 'neighbourly'.
7.
One of these words changes its spelling slightly when you add the suffix '-est'.
Happy
Fast
Quiet
Short
Happiest.
8.
Which one of the following has an incorrect suffix?
Lovible
Sensible
Responsible
Terrible
'Lovable' is the correct spelling.
9.
Which suffix could be added to the end of the word 'judge'?
-ly
-ful
-ness
-ment
Judgement.
10.
One of these words changes its spelling slightly when you add the suffix '-ful'.
Rest
Beauty
Hope
Joy
Beautiful.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Prefixes and suffixes

Author:  Sheri Smith

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