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Know Your Suffixes: -ible and -able

In this worksheet, students practise spelling words that end in -ible and -able.

'Know Your Suffixes: -ible and -able' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

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Worksheet Overview

Many words end in the suffixes -ible and -able, and it is often hard to know which spelling to use.


Girl with question marks above her head

For example, why is it probable but possible?


In fact, words ending in -able are far more common than ones ending in -ible, so if you are not sure then it is best to use -able.


Here is a list of common words that do end in -ible. It is a good idea to learn them. (There are some more, but they are not as common.)





visible (and invisible)

possible (and impossible)




In this worksheet you can practise spelling words ending in -ible and -able.

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