The following collection of worksheets will teach your students how to identify and use suffixes.

Suffixes are added to the ends of words in order to change their root form. Sometimes nouns will become adjectives, sometimes verbs will become nouns, etc. We also use suffixes to create the plural forms of words, and to make sure word tenses remain consistent throughout a sentence. These activity sheets will provide short sentences and prompts in order to help your students learn how to use suffixes correctly. Answer sheets have been provided.

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Printable Suffix Worksheets

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Who Am I?

A suffix comes at the end of a word. When the suffix "-er" is added to the end of a verb, it means one of the following.

Adding the Suffix "-er"

When the suffix "-er" is added to the end of a verb, it means one of the following: - Someone who does something - Something that does something - Someone who provides or is involved with something

Creating New Words with Suffixes

Add the correct suffix, -ful or -less to each word below to create a word that matches the meaning given.

Suffix Worksheet

Add the correct suffix to each word below to create a word that matches the meaning given.

What Word Is It?

You can use suffixes to create new words. Choose one of the suffixes provided to create a word that has the meaning provided. Write your word on the line.

Making Adjectives with Suffixes: Part I

When you add certain suffixes to nouns and verbs, you can create adjectives. You may have to change, drop, or add letters before adding the suffix to some words.

Making Adjectives with Suffixes: Part II

Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.

Making New Words with Suffixes

Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.

Noun Suffixes: Part I

Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.

Noun Suffixes: Part II

Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.

Making New Words with Suffixes

Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.

Creating Words

Add suffixes to each base word. Write the new word on the first line. On the second line, write the part of speech of the new word that you created.

Suffixes and Parts of Speech

Find the suffix in each word. Write the suffix on the first line. What part of speech is the word? Write the part of speech on the second line.

Suffixes Worksheet

Now see how many words you can make that contain the suffixes you identified above. Write your words on the lines.

The Suffix Game

Cut out the cards. Shuffle them, and place them face-down on a hard surface. On each turn, a player draws a card and says a word that contains the suffix on the card. Then the player keeps the card. Words cannot be repeated.

The Suffix Game Part 2

If the player is unable to think of a word, the card is returned face-down and put back into play.

The Suffix Game Part 3

Play continues until all cards have been drawn and a word has been said for each suffix.

The Suffix Game Part 4

The winner is the player with the most cards.

Adding Ending to Words

When we add an ending (-s, -ed or -ing) to the end of a word, the spelling changes but the meaning does not. When we add a 's', we make the word a plural, meaning more than one.

-ed and -ing Words

Copy the sentences below, changing the underlined word to the correct usage by adding -ed or -ing.