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Know Your Prefixes and Suffixes: Forming Diminutives

In this worksheet, students practise adding prefixes and suffixes such as mini-, -ette and -ling to form diminutives.

'Know Your Prefixes and Suffixes: Forming Diminutives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Subject, Object, Gender & Diminutives

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Diminutives are words that indicate a smaller version of something. They are often made by adding a prefix or a suffix to the root word.

For example:

mini + bus = minibus (a small bus)

 

pig + let = piglet (a small pig)

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ling.

duck

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ock.

bull

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix let.

 

book

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ette.

 

cigar

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the prefix mini.

 

skirt

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

eagle

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

eagling

eaglet

eaglette

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

statue

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

statuling

statuet

statuette

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

van

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

minivan

vanette

microvan

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

goose

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

gosling

goslette

goslet

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

kitchen

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

kitchenet

microkitchen

kitchenette

  • Question 1

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ling.

duck

CORRECT ANSWER
duckling
  • Question 2

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ock.

bull

CORRECT ANSWER
bullock
  • Question 3

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix let.

 

book

CORRECT ANSWER
booklet
  • Question 4

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the suffix ette.

 

cigar

CORRECT ANSWER
cigarette
  • Question 5

Make the diminutive form of the following word by adding the prefix mini.

 

skirt

CORRECT ANSWER
miniskirt
  • Question 6

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

eagle

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

CORRECT ANSWER
eaglet
  • Question 7

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

statue

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

CORRECT ANSWER
statuette
  • Question 8

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

van

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

CORRECT ANSWER
minivan
  • Question 9

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

goose

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

CORRECT ANSWER
gosling
  • Question 10

Choose the correct diminutive form of the following word.

 

kitchen

 

(If you are not sure you may need to check by using a dictionary.)

CORRECT ANSWER
kitchenette
---- OR ----

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