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Year 2 - Suffix ly

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

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Certain words can have the letters ‘ly’ added to the end of them to change their meaning. This suffix means you should do it this way, so if a word has that addition it means do it the way the root word says. See if you can get 10 out of 10 in this spelling quiz.

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  1. He rather ____ rolled his eyes at her.
    It is considered very rude to roll your eyes at somebody.
  2. They ____ raced around the track.
    Race drivers participate in something called F1, which stands for Formula 1.
  3. ____ she found a four-leaf clover.
    Here the root word is lucky not luck. This means we need to take the 'y' and change it for 'ily'.
  4. She thought this dish could be cooked quite ____.
    Here the word is easy, so you need to replace the 'y' for an 'i' then add 'ly'.
  5. She ____ reminded him to have a bath.
    This is telling you how she did it, she said it in a loud way.
  6. He added the sums up quite ____.
    All you need to do here is add 'ly' onto the end of the word 'bad'.
  7. You have to stroke them ____.
    The root word is soft and we just add 'ly' to it.
  8. Enter the library ____.
    Here you need to spell the word quiet then just add 'ly' to the end of the word.
  9. They ____ put their heads together and posed for the camera.
    If a word ends with a 'y', like happy, then you change the 'y' to an 'i' then add the suffix.
  10. He ____ made his way across the leaf.
    Did you know, some people eat snails!

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