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Know Your Prefixes and Suffixes: Forming Diminutives

In this worksheet, students practise adding prefixes and suffixes such as mini-, -ette and -ling to form diminutives.

'Know Your Prefixes and Suffixes: Forming Diminutives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Diminutives are words that indicate a smaller version of something. They are often made by adding a prefix or a suffix to the root word.

For example:

mini + bus = minibus (a small bus)


pig + let = piglet (a small pig)

In this activity, you can practice adding prefixes and suffixes to the root word to make a diminutive. 

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