Year 2 - Suffix less

This 'Suffix less' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words that can have this addition. The words used for this spelling quiz have been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

Certain words can have the letters ‘less’ added to the end of them to change their meaning. This suffix means you are lacking or don’t have the root word (the word it has attached itself to). Test your spelling of these words in this quiz.

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  1. They had the stamp valued and found out it was ____.
    If you study stamps you are called a philatelist.
  2. I think her dress is ____.
    Colourless means without colour.
  3. Her windows were ____.
    This means her windows were really clean.
  4. This woman is ____.
    Unfortunately there are homeless people in every country.
  5. He tried to catch the ball but he was ____.
    You have the word hope but we have 'less' added to the end, so that means we have no hope.
  6. He wanted to help with the decorating but he was ____.
    The root word is 'use' and you just need to add 'less' onto the end.
  7. She showed that she was ____.
    Ph does make an 'f' sound but that's not how we spell fear.
  8. Don't worry - he is ____.
    This dog is a called a Rottweiler. Rottweilers are very strong, quite scary dogs.
  9. He ____ threw the paint over the canvas.
    Here we have two suffixes - less and ly!
  10. He opened her present because he was ____.
    When you say this word, make sure your tongue is between your lips and you make the 'th' sound.

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