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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

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

Add the suffix -ful to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

cheer

Add the suffix -ful to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

thank

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

run

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

feel

Add the suffix -er to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

dream

Add the suffix -er to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

wet

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

hum

Look at the list of words ending in 'ful' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

harmful

cheerful

thankful

faithful

painnful

Look at the list of words ending in 'ing' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

painting

sleeping

swiming

hurting

shooting

Look at the list of words ending in 'ed' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

watched

thanked

hootted

walked

dropped

  • Question 1

Add the suffix -ful to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

cheer

CORRECT ANSWER
cheerful
  • Question 2

Add the suffix -ful to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

thank

CORRECT ANSWER
thankful
  • Question 3

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

run

CORRECT ANSWER
running
  • Question 4

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

feel

CORRECT ANSWER
feeling
  • Question 5

Add the suffix -er to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

dream

CORRECT ANSWER
dreamer
  • Question 6

Add the suffix -er to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

wet

CORRECT ANSWER
wetter
  • Question 7

Add the suffix -ing to the following word. Think about whether you need to double the final consonant or not.

 

hum

CORRECT ANSWER
humming
  • Question 8

Look at the list of words ending in 'ful' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

CORRECT ANSWER
painnful
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ai' in the word 'pain' is a long vowel sound so we don't need to double the 'p'.
  • Question 9

Look at the list of words ending in 'ing' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

CORRECT ANSWER
swiming
EDDIE SAYS
The 'i' in the word 'swimming' is short, so we need to double the 'm'.
  • Question 10

Look at the list of words ending in 'ed' and decide which one has been spelt wrongly.

CORRECT ANSWER
hootted
EDDIE SAYS
The \'oo\' in \'hooted\' is long, so we don\'t double the \'t\'.
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