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Know Your Suffixes: -ly

In this worksheet, students consider the meaning of words with the suffix -ly and practise spelling them.

'Know Your Suffixes: -ly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word. Knowing what a suffix means can help us to understand new words.

 

For example, the suffix -ly often tells us how something is done.

If a class is quiet while they are sitting on the carpet we say that they are sitting quietly.

 

If the word ends in -y we have to change it to 'i' before we add the suffix.

lucky / luckily

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

honest

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

smart

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

happy

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

slow

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

easy

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

cheeky

Use the suffix -ly to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you do something in the proper way you are doing it __________.

Use the suffix -ly to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If a magazine comes out once a month we say that it is a __________ publication.

The letters -ly at the end of a word are sometimes part of the word itself and not a suffix.

For example, jelly is not jel + ly.

 

The letters -ly are only a suffix in one of the words below. Work out which one by taking them away and seeing whether you are left with a proper word.

holly

weekly

family

bully

Again, -ly is a suffix in only one of the words below. Which one?

lily

jolly

ugly

clearly

  • Question 1

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

honest

CORRECT ANSWER
honestly
  • Question 2

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

smart

CORRECT ANSWER
smartly
  • Question 3

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

happy

CORRECT ANSWER
happily
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to change the \'y\' to \'i\'?
  • Question 4

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

slow

CORRECT ANSWER
slowly
  • Question 5

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

easy

CORRECT ANSWER
easily
  • Question 6

Add the suffix -ly to the following word to make a new word.

 

cheeky

CORRECT ANSWER
cheekily
  • Question 7

Use the suffix -ly to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you do something in the proper way you are doing it __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
properly
  • Question 8

Use the suffix -ly to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If a magazine comes out once a month we say that it is a __________ publication.

CORRECT ANSWER
monthly
  • Question 9

The letters -ly at the end of a word are sometimes part of the word itself and not a suffix.

For example, jelly is not jel + ly.

 

The letters -ly are only a suffix in one of the words below. Work out which one by taking them away and seeing whether you are left with a proper word.

CORRECT ANSWER
weekly
  • Question 10

Again, -ly is a suffix in only one of the words below. Which one?

CORRECT ANSWER
clearly
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