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Making Adjectives by Adding Suffixes: -ful and -less

In this worksheet, students will learn how to form adjectives using the suffixes -ful and -less.

'Making Adjectives by Adding Suffixes: -ful and -less' 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

Adjectives are describing words. Adjectives describe nouns.

You can make your own adjectives, by adding suffixes onto nouns or verbs.

A suffix is a group of letters that we can add onto the end of another word.

The suffix then changes the meaning of the word.

In this worksheet, you are going to add the suffix -ful and the suffix -less.

 

-ful means full of.

Tom's thumb gave him a lot of pain

Tom had a painful thumb.

 

-less means without.

The painter didn't care.

The painter was careless.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

 

After winning, the team were full of cheer

The rowers were cheer______.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

The doctor had more hope.

The doctor was more __________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the verb.

This puppy loves to play.

This puppy is ____________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

The butterfly wings have lots of colour on them.

The wings are ________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Sometimes, nouns or verbs that end in a 'y' change to an 'i' once a suffix is added.

In this sentence, change the noun.

 

I was amazed by her beauty.

She is _________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

This time, add the suffix -less onto the noun.

 

The new baby did not have a name yet.

He was name________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the verb.

That pudding doesn't taste of anything.

It is __________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the noun.

 

When will this journey end?

The journey seems _______.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the verb.

We have no use for that toy now. 

That toy is ________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the noun.

You need to have a rest.

You are very ________!

 

Type the new adjective below.

  • Question 1

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

 

After winning, the team were full of cheer

The rowers were cheer______.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
cheerful
  • Question 2

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

The doctor had more hope.

The doctor was more __________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
hopeful
  • Question 3

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the verb.

This puppy loves to play.

This puppy is ____________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
playful
  • Question 4

Complete the new sentence, by adding -ful onto the noun.

The butterfly wings have lots of colour on them.

The wings are ________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
colourful
  • Question 5

Sometimes, nouns or verbs that end in a 'y' change to an 'i' once a suffix is added.

In this sentence, change the noun.

 

I was amazed by her beauty.

She is _________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
beautiful
  • Question 6

This time, add the suffix -less onto the noun.

 

The new baby did not have a name yet.

He was name________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
nameless
  • Question 7

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the verb.

That pudding doesn't taste of anything.

It is __________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
tasteless
  • Question 8

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the noun.

 

When will this journey end?

The journey seems _______.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
endless
  • Question 9

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the verb.

We have no use for that toy now. 

That toy is ________.

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
useless
  • Question 10

Complete the new sentence, by adding -less onto the noun.

You need to have a rest.

You are very ________!

 

Type the new adjective below.

CORRECT ANSWER
restless
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