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Listed under:  Language  >  Language conventions  >  Grammar  >  Morphemes  >  Affixes  >  Suffixes
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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-cian' - activity

This is a wordsearch game in which students find ten examples of words ending in the '-cian' common letter pattern hidden on a grid of letters. Students circle the words, which are written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can highlight a word if they need help. This resource is one of a series ...

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Adding the suffix '-able'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that illustrate the spelling pattern of a base word ending in 't' staying the same when the suffix '-able' is added'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

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Adding the suffix '-ion' to adjectives ending in '-ct'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten adjectives and nouns that illustrate the pattern of forming a noun by adding the suffix '-ion' to an adjective without changing its base spelling. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list ...

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Adding the adjectival suffix '-ent'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten verbs and adjectives that illustrate the spelling pattern of adding the adjectival suffix '-ent' without changing the base verb. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling ...

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Adding the suffix '-ial' to nouns ending in '-nce'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten nouns and adjectives that illustrates how adding the suffix '-ial' to form adjectives out of nouns ending in '-nce' almost always means the 'ce' is dropped and a 't' is added. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear ...

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Adding the suffix '-ance'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten base verbs and their nominalisations, made by adding the suffix '-ance' with no change to the base verb. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear ...

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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for

This is a multilayered resource about words that are tricky to spell. It includes a video set in the workplace about homophones; three factsheets and four worksheets that cover homophones, words with double letters, silent letters and endings that sound like 'shun', and words that look the same; as well as three interactive ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-sion' - activity

This is a wordsearch for words ending in the common letter pattern '-sion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 11 examples of words ending with '-sion' written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides an example of ...

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BBC Skillswise: wordsearch '-tion' - activity

This is a wordsearch about the common letter pattern 'tion'. Students search a grid of letters to find 13 examples of words containing or ending with the 'tion' letter pattern, written horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the grid. Students can choose to play the game against the clock. A 'How to play' screen provides ...

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BBC Skillswise: practising '-tion', '-cian' and '-sion' endings - worksheet

This is a single-screen information and worksheet about the spelling of words that end in a sound like 'shun'. It provides three generalisations about when the sound is spelt using the '-tion', '-cian', or '-sion' endings. It includes a worksheet with an exercise for students to practise choosing the right word ending and ...

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BBC Skillswise: choosing '-able' or '-ible' endings - information sheet

This is a single-screen information sheet about the '-ible' and '-able' word endings for adjectives. It provides information and hints to help students choose the right ending. The information sheet gives examples of common 'ible' and 'able' words and explains that the '-able' ending is much more common.

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Doubling the final consonant before adding '-ed' - list 2

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten multisyllable words exemplifying the need to double the final consonant when adding the inflection '-ed' after a short vowel. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

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Changing 'y' to 'i' before adding '-er' - list 2

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of eight words illustrating how the spelling of base words containing the 'ea-consonant-y' pattern changes when the suffix '-er' is added. The 'y' changes to 'i'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in ...

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Adding '-ly' to words ending in '-eful'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating how the spelling of a base word ending in '-eful' does not change when the additional suffix '-ly' is added. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

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Changing 'y' to 'i' before adding '-er' - list 1

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying changing the 'y' of the base word to 'i' before adding '-er' to create a comparative form such as 'fluffy' and 'fluffier'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and ...

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Adding the suffix '-ness' to words ending in '-t'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words illustrating the rule that when the suffix '-ness' is added to a base word ending in '-t', its spelling does not change. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter ...

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Words ending in '-graphy'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of six words illustrating the spelling of multisyllabic words ending in '-graphy'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The ...

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Adding the suffix '-ty'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four words exemplifying adding the suffix '-ty' to a one-syllable word. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash ...

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Adding '-ly' to words with the 'o-e' diphthong

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four words exemplifying adding the suffix '-ly' to a one-syllable word with the 'o-e' diphthong. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in ...

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Adding '-ly' to words ending in '-y'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words exemplifying adding the suffix '-ly' to words ending in '-y', requiring a 'y'-to-'i' change to the base word. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...