Teaching Root Words, Prefixes & Suffixes


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What is a suffix?

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1. What is a prefix?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an inflectional suffix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable worksheet and interactive quiz measure your understanding of how to teach specific grammatical concepts. Subjects you should be familiar with include types of suffixes, including how to identify them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your level of comprehension through quiz questions on the following:

  • The term prefix
  • Examples of a derivational suffix
  • The term suffix
  • Root words
  • Examples of an inflectional suffix

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as prefix and suffix
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on grammatical concepts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about root words

Additional Learning

You can learn more information about grammatical concepts by checking out the lesson titled Teaching Root Words, Prefixes & Suffixes. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Explore what a root word is and when a word family is needed
  • Recall some common prefixes that are used
  • Review the types of suffixes and their components