Suffix less
You can practice spelling by thinking of words and seeing if 'less' can be added to them.

Suffix less

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This 'Suffix less' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on words that can have this addition.

Certain words can have the letters ‘less’ added to the end of them to change their meaning. This suffix means you are lacking or don’t have the root word (the word it has attached itself to). Test your spelling of these words in this quiz.

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1.
This woman is ____.
homless
homeles
homeless
homelless
Unfortunately there are homeless people in every country.
2.
He tried to catch the ball but he was ____.
hopless
hoples
hopeless
hopless
You have the word hope but we have 'less' added to the end, so that means we have no hope.
3.
He wanted to help with the decorating but he was ____.
useless
useles
youseless
youseles
The root word is 'use' and you just need to add 'less' onto the end.
4.
He ____ threw the paint over the canvas.
carlessly
carelesslee
carelesly
carelessly
Here we have two suffixes - less and ly!
5.
I think her dress is ____.
colurless
colorless
colourles
colourless
Colorless means without color.
6.
He opened her present because he was ____.
fortless
thortless
thoughtless
thouhtless
When you say this word, make sure your tongue is between your lips and you make the 'th' sound.
7.
They had the stamp valued and found out it was ____.
worfless
wurthless
wurfless
worthless
If you study stamps you are called a philatelist.
8.
Don't worry - he is ____.
hermless
harmles
harmless
hamless
This dog is a called a Rottweiler. Rottweilers are very strong, quite scary dogs.
9.
She showed that she was ____.
feerless
fealess
fearless
phearless
Ph does make an 'f' sound but that's not how we spell fear.
10.
Her windows were ____.
spotless
spottless
spootless
sputless
This means her windows were really clean.
Author:  Finola Waller

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