Common Spelling Rules, Prefixes, and Suffixes: Grammar Review Practice Exercises (page 2)
Review the lesson for Common Spelling Rules, Prefixes, and Suffixes: Grammar Review Study Guide.
Practice Exercise: Spelling Words with ei or ie
For the following questions, choose either ie or ei to spell each word given correctly. Then, check your answers at the end of the exercises.
Practice Exercise: Doubling the Final Consonant
Choose the correct ending to spell each word correctly. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.
- steal → stealling stealing
- shop → shopped shoped
- tax → taxing taxxing
- step → stepping steping
- compel → compelling compeling
- portray → portrayed portrayyed
- draw → drawwing drawing
- need → needed needded
- perplex → perplexxing perplexing
- keep → keeping keepping
Practice Exercise: The Silent E
Choose the correct ending to spell each word given correctly. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.
- compete → competting competing
- hope → hopful hopeful
- pale → paling paleing
- state → stated statted
- compile → compilling compiling
- like → likly likely
- manage → management managment
- take → taken takn
- amaze → amazeing amazing
- arrive → arrived arriveed
Practice Exercise: Words Ending in -Y
Identify the word in each group that is spelled correctly. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.
- beauty → beautyful beautiful beautuful
- fancy → fanciful fanceful fancyful
- duty → dutiful duteful dutyful
- fuzzy → fuzzyness fuzzieness fuzziness
- lazy → laziness lazyness lazieness
Practice Exercise: -tion, -cian, or -sion
Choose the correct ending for the following words. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.
- confuse → confu_____ (-sion, -cian, -tion)
- opposite → opposi _____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- confess → confes_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- elect → elec_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- magic → magi_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- describe → descrip_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- collide → colli_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- extend → enten_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- explode → explo_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
- beauty → beauti_____(-sion, -cian, -tion)
Practice Exercise: The Letter Q
Use the clues to help you choose the correct q word from the word bank to place in the blank. The letter q may be found at the beginning, middle, or end of the words. Then, check your answers at the end of the chapter.
- a bunch of flowers _____
- a dilemma _____
- a large spread of food _____
- the continuation of a story _____
- a query _____
- to shake _____
- to overtake by force _____
- not transparent or see-through _____
- fast _____
- reward of recognition _____
- often _____
- a small game bird _____
Reminder: Write i before e except after c or when sounding like a as in neighbor and weigh (with a few exceptions).
Reminder: (1) When a one-syllable word ends with a consonant that is preceded by a vowel, double the final consonant before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel; (2) when a multisyllable word ends with a consonant that is preceded by a vowel, and ends with a stressed syllable, double the final consonant before adding a suffix that begins with a vowel; (3) when a prefix or suffix is being added to a word that begins or ends with the same letter, include both letters in the new word.
- steal → stealing
- shop → shopped
- tax → taxing
- step → stepping
- compel → compelling
- portray → portrayed
- draw → drawing
- need → needed
- perplex → perplexing
- keep → keeping
Reminder: (1) When a word ends with a silent e, the e is dropped before adding the suffix that begins with a vowel; and (2) when a suffix is being added that begins with a consonant, leave the e at the end of the word.
- compete → competing
- hope → hopeful
- pale → paling
- state → stated
- compile → compiling
- like → likely
- manage → management
- take → taken
- amaze → amazing
- arrive → arrived
Reminder: (1) When -y is the final letter, change the -y to -i before adding the suffix.
- beauty → beautiful
- fancy → fanciful
- duty → dutiful
- fuzzy → fuzziness
- lazy → laziness
Reminder: (1) Words with the -cian suffix involve people and their careers or hobbies; (2) when the root word ends in -s or -d, the suffix -sion is used to make the noun form of verbs; and (3) if the root word ends in -t or -te, then -tion is used to make the noun form of the verb.
- confuse → confusion
- oppose → opposition
- confess → confession
- elect → election
- magic → magician
- describe → description
- collide → collision
- extend → extension
- explode → explosion
- beauty → beautician
Reminder: In English, the letter q must be followed by a u.
- Kindergarten Sight Words List
- First Grade Sight Words List
- 10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism
- Signs Your Child Might Have Asperger's Syndrome
- Definitions of Social Studies
- A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction
- Curriculum Definition
- Theories of Learning
- What Makes a School Effective?
- Child Development Theories