Suffixes 1
You can add the suffix 'ly' to words as in the sentence "The player hit the ball powerfully and easily."

Suffixes 1

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In English there are suffixes (letters or syllables added to the end of words) and prefixes (letters added to the beginning of words). Adding the suffix '-ly' is simple. Knowing when to add a suffix is important to make a sentence grammatically correct.

There are three quizzes on suffixes - see if you can get full marks and become a suffix expert!

1.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
He ....... taught the class well and they learned .......
real, effectively
real, effective
really, effective
really, effectively
'Effectively' = adverb; it answers 'how' they learned
2.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
Their mom arranged the ....... flowers .......
colorful, beautifully
colorful, beautiful
colorfully, beautifully
colorfully, beautiful
'Colorful' = adjective. 'Beautifully' = adverb
3.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
The car chugged ....... up the ....... gradient of the hill.
sluggish, steeply
sluggishly, steep
sluggishly, steeply
sluggish, steep
'Sluggishly': adverb answering 'how' the car moved
4.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
She ran ....... on stage but she danced .......
hurried, graceful
hurried, gracefully
hurriedly, graceful
hurriedly, gracefully
'Gracefully' = adverb; it answers 'how' she danced
5.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
The carpenter framed the ....... pictures .......
beautiful, proper
beautiful, properly
beautifully, proper
beautifully, properly
Add the suffix '-ly' to the original spelling of the word
6.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
The player hit the ball ....... and won the match .......
powerful, easily
powerful, easy
powerfully, easily
powerfully, easy
'Easy' changes 'y' to 'i' before adding suffix '-ly'
7.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
The band played ....... in the ....... restaurant.
loud, dim-lit
loud, dimly-lit
loudly, dim-lit
loudly, dimly-lit
'Loud' suffixed with '-ly' and 'dim' suffixed with '-ly'
8.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
He prepared the wood ....... and then glued it together .......
thorough, careful
thorough, carefully
thoroughly, careful
thoroughly, carefully
A suffix can change an adjective to an adverb
9.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
The dog ran ....... under the table to find the ....... toy.
quick, colorful
quick, colorfully
quickly, colorful
quickly, colorfully
'Quickly' says 'how' = adverb. 'Colorful' = adjective
10.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentence.
Using energy ....... lowers your bills .......
efficient, substantial
efficient, substantially
efficiently, substantial
efficiently, substantially
'Efficiently' / 'substantially': adverbs answering 'how'
Author:  Sue Daish

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