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Revise Your Suffixes: -sion

In this worksheet, students revise identifying and spelling words ending in the suffix -sion.

'Revise Your Suffixes: -sion' 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

Several different suffixes make the sound shun.

For example:

extension    fiction    magician

 

It is often hard to know which suffix to use, but there are rules that can help.

If the root word ends in d, de, s or se then the suffix is usually sion.

For example:

explode      explosion

confuse      confusion

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

exclude

Exclusion

Exclution

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

expand

Expansion

Expantion

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

decide

Decision

Decition

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

extend

Extension

Extention

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

provide

Provision

Provition

For the next five questions you need to decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

supervise

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

protect

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

collide

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

invade

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

direct

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

exclude

CORRECT ANSWER
Exclusion
EDDIE SAYS
The trick here is to remember the rule that is a word ends in 'de' then the suffix 'sion' is added.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

expand

CORRECT ANSWER
Expansion
EDDIE SAYS
Again here the same rule applies. As the word ends in 'd' the 'd' is deleted and the suffix 'sion' is added to the end of the word.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

decide

CORRECT ANSWER
Decision
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! Did you remember the rule? As the word ends in 'de' the 'de' is deleted and the suffix 'sion' is added.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

extend

CORRECT ANSWER
Extension
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? As 'extend' ends with a 'd' the rule is that the 'd' is deleted and the suffix 'sion' is used.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling when the 'shun' sound is added to the following word.

 

provide

CORRECT ANSWER
Provision
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! As the word ends in 'de' the suffix 'sion' is used.
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

supervise

CORRECT ANSWER
supervision
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent effort! Remember the clue in the question. As the root word ends in 'se' we drop the 'se' and add the suffix 'sion'.
  • Question 7

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

(Remember to think about whether the root word ends in d, de, s, or se!)

 

protect

CORRECT ANSWER
protection
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? As the word does not end in 'd, de, se or s' we use the suffix 'tion'. Keep it up super star!
  • Question 8

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

collide

CORRECT ANSWER
collision
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! 'Collide' ends in 'de' so we delete the 'de' and use the suffix 'sion'.
  • Question 9

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

invade

CORRECT ANSWER
invasion
EDDIE SAYS
Again here the same rule applies. The root word ends in 'de' so the suffix 'sion' is added to the end of the word.
  • Question 10

Decide whether the sion or the tion suffix is needed to make a new word from the root word. Write the new word in the answer box.

 

direct

CORRECT ANSWER
direction
EDDIE SAYS
High five! The root word does not end in 'de, d, se, s' so the suffix 'tion' is added to the end of the word.
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