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Year 2 - Changing the ending to er

This 'Changing the ending to er' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words ending with ‘y’. When adding ‘er’ to words ending with ‘y’ the letter changes to ‘i’ and then you add ‘er’. There will also be other spellings that end with ‘er’ that have been suggested in the National Curriculum.

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After doing the quiz ‘Are You Faster or Fastest?’ you’ll now know when to use ‘er’ at the end of a word. This quiz will test you on how to spell words that end with ‘er’. Can you spell the missing words?

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  1. Take a copy of this document and use the ____.
    More often than not, we call it by its full name: photocopier.
  2. He is ____ and ____ now!
    It is said that when you get to a certain age, you are allowed to be grumpy sometimes!
  3. The ice-cream is much ____ and ____ than I expected.
    Both these words, lovely and tasty, end with a 'y'.
  4. He is ____ but I am ____.
    There are lots of symbols that represent luck, like a horseshoe or shamrock.
  5. Are you feeling ____ today than yesterday?
    When there is a short vowel sound we double the last letter (the consonant) then add 'er'.
  6. The ____ the duvet, the ____ I feel.
    The word 'softer' shows you that you don't always need to change the last letter; sometimes you can just add 'er'.
  7. She'll be ok, you're such a ____.
    If you're a worrier, it means you worry about things. This means you think about things and it panics you.
  8. Are you ____ than you were yesterday?
    If a word ends with a 'y' we replace it with an 'i'.
  9. I've had a nap and am feeling much ____ now.
    Here we write the word friendly and then replace the 'y' with an 'i' and add 'er'.
  10. This picture is ____ than the last one!
    This style of painting is called 'abstract'.

Author: Finola Waller

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