Suffix Word Study Review -er, -est, -ing,-s, -ed

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Suffix Word Study Review -er, -est, -ing,-s, -ed - Quiz

A suffix is added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
Suffixes -er and -est can be added to adjectives to compare.
Suffixes -ed, -ing, -s can be added to verbs to tell when an action happens.
Read each sentence and choose the best suffix to fill in the blank. There may be some sentences that have no suffix added to them. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    James is the _________ runner in his class.   (fast)

    • A.

      Faster

    • B.

      Fastest

    • C.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    B. Fastest
    Explanation
    James is the "fastest" runner in his class because he is the most quick and speedy compared to all the other runners. The word "fastest" is the superlative form of the adjective "fast," indicating that James is the top performer in terms of speed among his classmates.

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  • 2. 

    Raja is _______ than his sister.  (tall)

    • A.

      Taller

    • B.

      Tallest

    • C.

      No suffix change is needed

    Correct Answer
    A. Taller
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taller" because it is the comparative form of the adjective "tall." This suggests that Raja is more tall in comparison to his sister.

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  • 3. 

    We chose the __________ puppy in the pet store.  (cute)

    • A.

      Cuter

    • B.

      Cutest

    • C.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    B. Cutest
    Explanation
    The word "cutest" is the correct answer because it is the superlative form of the adjective "cute." In this sentence, the speaker is comparing the puppy they chose to all the other puppies in the pet store, and they believe that their chosen puppy is the most adorable or attractive out of all of them. Therefore, the superlative form "cutest" is used to indicate this highest level of cuteness.

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  • 4. 

    Nico was _________ than Ricky in the race and beat him by 3 seconds. (quick)

    • A.

      Quicker

    • B.

      Quickest

    • C.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    A. Quicker
    Explanation
    Nico was faster than Ricky in the race and beat him by 3 seconds. "Quicker" is the correct answer because it is the comparative form of the adjective "quick". It is used to compare two things, indicating that Nico was faster than Ricky. The superlative form "quickest" is not applicable in this context as it is used to compare more than two things.

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  • 5. 

    Keiko's voice is _________ than her best friend's.  (loud)

    • A.

      Louder

    • B.

      Loudest 

    • C.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    A. Louder
    Explanation
    Keiko's voice is described as "louder" than her best friend's. This indicates that her voice has a higher volume or sound level compared to her friend's voice. The word "louder" is the comparative form of the adjective "loud," indicating a higher degree of loudness. Therefore, no suffix is needed in this case.

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  • 6. 

    Lisa ________ every morning. (jog)

    • A.

      Jogs

    • B.

      Jogging

    • C.

      Joggest

    • D.

      Jogger

    Correct Answer
    A. Jogs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jogs" because it is the present simple third person singular form of the verb "jog." In this sentence, "Lisa" is the subject and since it is singular, we use the third person singular form of the verb.

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  • 7. 

    On the bus this morning, I __________ I forgot my homework at home.  (worry)

    • A.

      Worries

    • B.

      Worried

    • C.

      Worrying 

    • D.

      Worriest

    Correct Answer
    B. Worried
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "worried". In this sentence, the verb "forgot" is in the past tense, indicating that the action of forgetting the homework already happened in the past. Therefore, the verb "worry" should also be in the past tense to match the timeline of the sentence. "Worried" is the correct past tense form of the verb "worry".

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  • 8. 

    The little girl ________ over the puddle to avoid getting her shoes wet.  (jump)

    • A.

      Jumping 

    • B.

      Jumper

    • C.

      Jumps

    • D.

      Jumpest 

    Correct Answer
    C. Jumps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jumps". In this sentence, the verb "jumps" is used to describe the action of the little girl. The word "over" indicates that she is leaping or hopping over the puddle. The present tense form of the verb is used because it is describing a habitual or repeated action.

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  • 9. 

    My little brother __________  more than me to learn how to ride his bike.  (struggle)

    • A.

      Struggler

    • B.

      Struggling 

    • C.

      Strugglest

    • D.

      Struggled

    Correct Answer
    D. Struggled
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "struggled" because the sentence is in the past tense and "struggled" is the past tense form of the verb "struggle". This indicates that the action of the little brother learning to ride his bike occurred in the past.

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  • 10. 

    He is __________ home now. (walk)

    • A.

      Walks

    • B.

      Walker

    • C.

      Walked

    • D.

      Walking

    Correct Answer
    D. Walking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "walking" because the sentence is in the present tense and requires a present participle form of the verb "walk" to express an ongoing action.

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  • 11. 

    She ______________ money to her favorite charity last year. (contribute)

    • A.

      Contributes

    • B.

      Contributing

    • C.

      Contributed

    • D.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    C. Contributed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contributed" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "contribute" needs to be conjugated in the past tense to match the subject "she".

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  • 12. 

    Unlike the highway, the streets in the little town are _________. (narrow)

    • A.

      Narrowest

    • B.

      Narrows

    • C.

      Narrowing

    • D.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    D. No suffix is needed
    Explanation
    The sentence is comparing the streets in the little town to the highway, implying that the streets are narrower than the highway. In this comparison, the word "narrow" is already in its base form, so no suffix is needed to indicate the comparative degree.

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  • 13. 

    Jose __________ carrots, but not corn. (like)

    • A.

      Liked

    • B.

      Likes

    • C.

      Liking

    • D.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    B. Likes
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present tense, and the subject is "Jose." When using the verb "like" in the present tense with third-person singular subjects (he, she, it), we add an "s" to the base form of the verb. Therefore, the correct answer is "likes."

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  • 14. 

    Mount Everest is the _______ mountain above sea level. (tall)

    • A.

      Taller

    • B.

      Talls

    • C.

      Tallest

    • D.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    C. Tallest
    Explanation
    Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level. "Tallest" is the correct answer because it is the superlative form of the adjective "tall," indicating that Mount Everest is the highest among all mountains in terms of its height above sea level.

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  • 15. 

    Bears will often _________ in the winter months, but not in the summer. (hibernate)

    • A.

      Hibernating

    • B.

      Hibernated

    • C.

      Hibernates

    • D.

      No suffix is needed

    Correct Answer
    D. No suffix is needed
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the verb "hibernate" is used to describe the action that bears perform in the winter months. Since the sentence is in the present tense, the correct form of the verb should be "hibernate" without any suffix. The base form of the verb already indicates that the action is happening in the present, so no additional suffix is needed.

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