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. Most commonly they are used to broaden our use of language and spice up the things we say, read, and write. They are often used to display a part of speech of a word. They also elude to the verb tense of the words and can tell us if a word is singular or plural. A good number of suffixes have multiple meanings and we need to see where they sit within the context of the sentences to determine their meaning. These word parts also have a way of changing the spelling of words. Some words would not be words without the presence of a suffix. An academic example is the word unforgettable. We cannot unforget something, but something can be unforgettable for certain.
End all of your words the right way with these guys and some more tender loving care. 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. If you work through all of the worksheets, down below, you will start to see a pattern that is true to the English language.