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Know Your Suffixes: -ive

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and spelling words ending in the suffix -ive.

'Know Your Suffixes: -ive' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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.

Match these adjectives with their definitions.

 

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

Column A

Column B

expensive
very large
creative
able to think of new ideas
attractive
pleasant to look at
massive
costing a lot of money

Match these nouns and verbs with their definitions.

 

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

Column A

Column B

relative
to stop feeling angry with someone who has hurt yo...
motive
a person who is part of your family
native
a person born in a particular place
forgive
a reason for doing something

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 __________.

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 __________.

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 __________.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Question 1

Match these adjectives with their definitions.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

expensive
costing a lot of money
creative
able to think of new ideas
attractive
pleasant to look at
massive
very large
  • Question 2

Match these nouns and verbs with their definitions.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

relative
a person who is part of your fami...
motive
a reason for doing something
native
a person born in a particular pla...
forgive
to stop feeling angry with someon...
  • Question 3

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 __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
aggressive
  • Question 4

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 __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
creative
  • Question 5

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 __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
expensive
  • Question 6

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.

CORRECT ANSWER
active
  • Question 7

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.

CORRECT ANSWER
forgive
  • Question 8

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.

CORRECT ANSWER
relatives
EDDIE SAYS
You need an 's' on the end to make it plural.
  • Question 9

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.

CORRECT ANSWER
motive
  • Question 10

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.

CORRECT ANSWER
attractive
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