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Know Your Suffixes: -er

In this worksheet, students consider the meaning of words with the suffix -er and practise spelling them.

'Know Your Suffixes: -er' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use -ing, -ed, -er and -est

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word. Knowing what a suffix means can help us to understand new words.

 

For example, the suffix -er can mean a person who does something.

If you teach someone you are a teacher.

 

If the word ends in -e then we just add -r.

manage / manager

 

If the word ends in -y we have to change it to 'i' before we add the suffix.

qualify / qualifier

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

drive

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

village

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

copy

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

farm

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

occupy

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

A person who likes reading is a keen __________.

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

A person who lives on an island is called an __________.

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you are between thirteen and nineteen years old you are a __________.

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you go on a long voyage (journey) you are a __________.

The suffix -er is also used when we are comparing things.

For example: Joey is older than Matthew.

 

Look at the list of words below and tick five boxes where the suffix is being used in this way.

butcher

bigger

baker

kinder

gardener

younger

writer

smaller

happier

footballer

  • Question 1

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

drive

CORRECT ANSWER
driver
  • Question 2

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

village

CORRECT ANSWER
villager
  • Question 3

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

copy

CORRECT ANSWER
copier
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to change the 'y' to 'i'?
  • Question 4

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

farm

CORRECT ANSWER
farmer
  • Question 5

Add the suffix -er to the word below to make a new word.

 

occupy

CORRECT ANSWER
occupier
EDDIE SAYS
If you are occupied you are busy, but the word 'occupy' can also mean to live somewhere, and the occupier of a house is the person who is living there.
  • Question 6

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

A person who likes reading is a keen __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
reader
  • Question 7

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

A person who lives on an island is called an __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
islander
  • Question 8

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you are between thirteen and nineteen years old you are a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
teenager
  • Question 9

Use the suffix -er to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

If you go on a long voyage (journey) you are a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
voyager
  • Question 10

The suffix -er is also used when we are comparing things.

For example: Joey is older than Matthew.

 

Look at the list of words below and tick five boxes where the suffix is being used in this way.

CORRECT ANSWER
bigger
kinder
younger
smaller
happier
---- OR ----

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