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Revise Your Suffixes: -sion

In this worksheet, students revise identifying and spelling words ending in the suffix -sion.

'Revise Your Suffixes: -sion' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Several different suffixes make the sound shun.

For example:

extension    fiction    magician

 

It is often hard to know which suffix to use, but there are rules that can help.

If the root word ends in d, de, s or se then the suffix is usually sion.

For example:

explode      explosion

confuse      confusion


Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

exclude

exclusion

exclution

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

expand

expansion

expantion

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

decide

decision

decition

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

extend

extension

extention

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

provide

provision

provition

For the next five questions you need to decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

supervise

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

protect

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

collide

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

invade

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

direct

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

exclude

CORRECT ANSWER
exclusion
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

expand

CORRECT ANSWER
expansion
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

decide

CORRECT ANSWER
decision
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

extend

CORRECT ANSWER
extension
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

provide

CORRECT ANSWER
provision
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

supervise

CORRECT ANSWER
supervision
  • Question 7

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

protect

CORRECT ANSWER
protection
  • Question 8

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

collide

CORRECT ANSWER
collision
  • Question 9

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

invade

CORRECT ANSWER
invasion
  • Question 10

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

direct

CORRECT ANSWER
direction
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