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Know Your Suffixes: -cede and -ceed

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words ending in -cede and -ceed.

'Know Your Suffixes: -cede and -ceed' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many words in English are based on the same root words, and knowing what these mean can help us with spelling.

The suffixes -cede and -ceed both come from a Latin word meaning 'to go' or 'to give way'.

 

To 'precede' means to come before.

I read chapter 3 but I didn't understand it because I hadn't read the preceding chapters.

 

To 'succeed' means 'to follow on from something or someone else'.

Queen Elizabeth II succeeded her father as monarch of the United Kingdom.

 

These days it is more often used with the meaning of 'to go well'.

The rescue mission succeeded.

Match these words with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are not familiar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

concede
to admit defeat or admit that something is true
exceed
to go forward or continue with something
proceed
to go beyond something

Match these words with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are not familiar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

recede
to get involved in something on someone else\'s be...
intercede
to move back or away from something
accede
to give consent to something

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

We can't buy any more players this season. We have already __________ our budget.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The company finally __________ to the workers' demands and gave them a pay rise.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The boxer __________ defeat after he had been knocked down three times.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

If at first you don't __________, try, try, try again!

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The main feature film was __________ by several trailers for upcoming releases.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Jade's detention was cancelled after her mother __________ on her behalf.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The city __________ into the distance as he sped off down the motorway.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The talks between the opposing parties are __________ very smoothly.

  • Question 1

Match these words with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are not familiar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

concede
to admit defeat or admit that som...
exceed
to go beyond something
proceed
to go forward or continue with so...
  • Question 2

Match these words with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are not familiar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

recede
to move back or away from somethi...
intercede
to get involved in something on s...
accede
to give consent to something
  • Question 3

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

We can't buy any more players this season. We have already __________ our budget.

CORRECT ANSWER
exceeded
  • Question 4

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The company finally __________ to the workers' demands and gave them a pay rise.

CORRECT ANSWER
acceded
  • Question 5

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The boxer __________ defeat after he had been knocked down three times.

CORRECT ANSWER
conceded
  • Question 6

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

If at first you don't __________, try, try, try again!

CORRECT ANSWER
succeed
  • Question 7

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The main feature film was __________ by several trailers for upcoming releases.

CORRECT ANSWER
preceded
EDDIE SAYS
Don\'t muddle up \'proceeded\' and \'preceded\'!
  • Question 8

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Jade's detention was cancelled after her mother __________ on her behalf.

CORRECT ANSWER
interceded
  • Question 9

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The city __________ into the distance as he sped off down the motorway.

CORRECT ANSWER
receded
  • Question 10

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The talks between the opposing parties are __________ very smoothly.

CORRECT ANSWER
proceeding
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