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Add Suffixes: -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly

In this worksheet, students consider how new words can be made by adding different suffixes to a root word.

'Add Suffixes: -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Add Suffixes to Words

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Worksheet Overview

New words can often be made by adding a suffix to the end of a root word.

for example:

quick + ly = quickly

wonder + ful = wonderful


Sometimes different suffixes can be added to the same root word to make several new words.

for example:

wonderful     wonderment

careful     careless

kindly   kindness


In this worksheet you can investigate which words can be made by adding suffixes to root words. You may need to use a dictionary to check whether the words exist or not!

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