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Revise Your Spelling: Words Ending in -ious and -eous

In this worksheet, students will practise spelling words ending in -ious and -eous.

'Revise Your Spelling: Words Ending in -ious and -eous' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Awareness of Spelling Patterns and Rules

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Many words in English end in either -ious or -eous and it can be hard to know which ending to choose.


Most words that have a 'sh' sound just before the ending are spelt -ious.


For example:





However, there are no other rules to help and unfortunately it is just a case of learning which ending to use!


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As always, with tricky spellings, the more you read and the more you practise, the easier it will become!


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