Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Suffix ness (Questions)

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This 'Suffix ness' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on words that can have these letters added to them.

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