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Know Your Suffixes: -less

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

'Know Your Suffixes: -less' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Add Suffixes to Words

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 -less means 'without'.

A person who is fearless has no fear.

 

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

pity / pitiless

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

 

use

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

 

thought

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

 

care

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

 

mercy

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

 

home

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

 

penny

This time, use the suffix -less to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

Something that has no meaning is said to be __________.

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

 

Something that is so clean there is not even a spot of dirt on it is said to be __________.

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

 

If you are so angry that you have lost the power of speech then you are __________.

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

 

Food that does not taste of much is said to be __________.

  • Question 1

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

 

use

CORRECT ANSWER
useless
  • Question 2

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

 

thought

CORRECT ANSWER
thoughtless
  • Question 3

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

 

care

CORRECT ANSWER
careless
  • Question 4

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

 

mercy

CORRECT ANSWER
merciless
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to change the 'y' to 'i'?
  • Question 5

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

 

home

CORRECT ANSWER
homeless
  • Question 6

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

 

penny

CORRECT ANSWER
penniless
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember the 'i' this time, too?
  • Question 7

This time, use the suffix -less to make a new word. Write it in the answer box.

 

Something that has no meaning is said to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
meaningless
  • Question 8

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

 

Something that is so clean there is not even a spot of dirt on it is said to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
spotless
  • Question 9

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

 

If you are so angry that you have lost the power of speech then you are __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
speechless
  • Question 10

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

 

Food that does not taste of much is said to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
tasteless
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