Spelling words ending in \'ious\' and \'eous\'
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  • Introduction
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In this worksheet you will learn the difference between words spelt with 'ious' and 'eous'.

 

All of these words have ious in them:

cautious

 industrious

conscious

 suspicious

vicious

 luscious

gracious

 religious

voracious

 atrocious

conscientious

 precious

prestigious

 pretentious

Alex was holding the precious stone carefully in his hand.

All of these words have 'eous' in:

outrageous

courageous

gorgeous

spontaneous

hideous

simultaneous

Jane was very courageous, she got back on her horse after she fell off.

  • Question 1
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In the text box below, write four sentences - each one containing one these four words:

 

prestigious

voracious

extraneous

outrageous

 

You can use a dictionary to find out the meanings if you are unsure.

 

  • Question 2
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

He crept c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  up to the door.

  • Question 3
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In the text box below, write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

His behaviour was totally out _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and I doubt they will invite him again.

  • Question 4
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

It is an am _ _ _ _ _ _ _  project and I wish you luck.

  • Question 5
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

Thank you, that cake was d_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

  • Question 6
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

The boy was badly bitten by a v _ _ _ _ _ _ dog.

  • Question 7
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

The patient was still unc _ _ _ _ _ _ _  when the paramedics arrived.

  • Question 8
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

The crown was beautiful, it was made of gold and p _ _ _ _ _ _ _  stones.

  • Question 9
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

The weather was a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .  It rained for a whole week.

  • Question 10
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Write the missing word, which will contain 'ious' or 'eous':

 

That story was completely f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  and the police didn't believe a word of it.

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