English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings


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Which word uses a suffix?

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1. Why are the final consonants in 'idealism' and 'terrorize' not doubled?

2. Which is not a rule for changing the spelling when adding suffixes beginning with vowels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will require you to display your awareness of broad-stroke topics such as suffixes, consonant usage, and the changing of spelling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here, you will be examined on:

  • The identification of words with suffixes
  • Doubling of consonants
  • Suffixes beginning with vowels
  • Rules for adding suffixes to words

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to use consonants with suffixes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of suffixes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ways in which suffixes change spelling in a different way

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge on suffixes, please study our related lesson. This lesson, English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings, will go over:

  • Suffix use for nouns
  • Suffix use for verbs
  • Using suffixes for adverbs and adjectives
  • Rules of spelling