Know Your Suffixes: -ive
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  • Introduction
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There are many words ending in the letters -ive. They are often adjectives (describing words).

 

Bobby is always very active.

 


The dog and the cat were aggressive towards each other.

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading and spelling words ending in -ive.

  • Question 1
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Match these adjectives with their definitions.

 

Pay attention to the spellings as you may need them in later questions.

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Column B

expensive
able to think of new ideas
creative
very large
attractive
costing a lot of money
massive
pleasant to look at
  • Question 2
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Match these nouns and verbs with their definitions.

 

Pay attention to the spellings as you may need them in later questions.

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Column B

relative
to stop feeling angry with someone who has hurt you
motive
a person born in a particular place
native
a person who is part of your family
forgive
a reason for doing something
  • Question 3
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

My uncle's dog is always chained up because it is so __________.

  • Question 4
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

Laura liked art lessons best because she was very __________.

  • Question 5
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

Josh wanted a new computer game but he couldn't afford it because it was too __________.

  • Question 6
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

The doctor told Sara that she needed to be more __________ and do some exercise every day.

  • Question 7
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

Tom found it hard to __________ his brother for breaking his favourite toy.

  • Question 8
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

Kayla and Amy are distant __________ of each other because they have the same great grandmother.

  • Question 9
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

The police could not find a __________ for the crime.

  • Question 10
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Use one of the -ive words you have seen in this worksheet to complete the sentence. Write the word in the answer box.

 

The garden was very __________, with lots of trees and pretty flowers.

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