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Suffixes Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on our Suffixes page.

1. We add a suffix to the _______ of a word.

start
middle
end
a) start b) middle c) end

2. Inflectional suffixes never change the _______ of the original word.

basic meaning
plurality
tense
a) basic meaning b) plurality c) tense

3. The word "accidental" is

inflected
corrected
derived
a) inflected b) corrected c) derived

4. We use the suffix "-ed" to make _______ forms.

regular past tense
present participle
superlative
a) regular past tense b) present participle c) superlative

5. Which word has an inflectional suffix?

teachers
jealousy
imaginary
a) teachers b) jealousy c) imaginary

6. The affix _______ is NOT a common derivational suffix.

-ly
-ing
-ful
a) -ly b) -ing c) -ful

7. We often make _______ with the suffix "-ly".

nouns
adverbs
verbs
a) nouns b) adverbs c) verbs

8. Which is a suffixed word "derived" from the word "god"?

gods
goddess
demigod
a) gods b) goddess c) demigod

9. We can add the suffix _______ to the word "brother" to mean "like a brother".

-ize
-ate
-ly
a) -ize b) -ate c) -ly

10. We often use the suffix _______ to convert a verb into the person performing the action of the verb.

-en
-er
-tion
a) -en b) -er c) -tion

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