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Add Suffixes to Words Ending in a Single Consonant

In this worksheet, students practise adding suffixes to words that end with consonants.

'Add Suffixes to Words Ending in a Single Consonant' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Add Suffixes to Words

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Worksheet Overview

A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to make a new word.

for example:

train    trainer

dig    digging

 

It is often hard to know whether or not to double the final letter of a word before adding a suffix, but there are rules to help.

 

The word chop has a short vowel sound ('o') just before the final consonant, so the 'p' must be doubled before adding a suffix.

chop    chopped    chopping

 

The word sleep has a long vowel sound ('ee') just before the final consonant, so the 'p' is not doubled.

sleep    sleepy    sleeping

 

The final consonant is not doubled if the letter just before it is also a consonant.

help    helper    helping

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