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Know Your Suffixes: -able

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

'Know Your Suffixes: -able' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Prefixes and Suffixes

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. Knowing what a suffix means can help us understand new words.

 

For example, the suffix -able means 'able to' or 'capable of'.

Clothes that are able to be washed are washable.

A mattress that can be inflated is inflatable.

 

If the word ends in -e then we drop the -e before we add the suffix.

value / valuable

use / usable

 

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

deny / deniable

magnify / magnifiable

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

enjoy

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

comfort

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

avoid

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

adore

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

break

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

admire

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

 

If you can rely on your friends then they are said to be __________.

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

 

If you can believe something then it is __________.

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

 

An illness that can be cured is __________.

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

 

Something that can be recycled is said to be __________.

  • Question 1

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

enjoy

CORRECT ANSWER
enjoyable
  • Question 2

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

comfort

CORRECT ANSWER
comfortable
  • Question 3

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

avoid

CORRECT ANSWER
avoidable
  • Question 4

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

adore

CORRECT ANSWER
adorable
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to take off the 'e'?
  • Question 5

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

break

CORRECT ANSWER
breakable
  • Question 6

Add the suffix -able to the following word to make a new word.

 

admire

CORRECT ANSWER
admirable
EDDIE SAYS
When we say the word 'admire' out loud we put the stress on the second syllable, but when we say 'admirable' we stress the first syllable.
  • Question 7

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

 

If you can rely on your friends then they are said to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
reliable
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to change the 'y' to 'i'?
  • Question 8

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

 

If you can believe something then it is __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
believable
  • Question 9

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

 

An illness that can be cured is __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
curable
  • Question 10

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

 

Something that can be recycled is said to be __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
recyclable
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