Suffix Quiz: Ing, S, Es, Ed

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English language is a global language and hence, it is important to fully understand it. In tenses, we use suffixes such as ing, s, es, ed and this is exactly what this quiz is testing. Enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The definition of a suffix is

    • A.

      A letter or letters that you add to the beginning of a base word that changes its meaning

    • B.

      A letter or letters that change a word

    • C.

      A letter or letters that you add to the end of a base word that changes its meaning

    • D.

      A word that has meaning

    Correct Answer
    C. A letter or letters that you add to the end of a base word that changes its meaning
    Explanation
    A suffix is a letter or group of letters that is added to the end of a base word to change its meaning. This is different from a prefix, which is added to the beginning of a word. Adding a suffix to a base word can alter its tense, number, or part of speech, among other things. Therefore, the correct answer is "A letter or letters that you add to the end of a base word that changes its meaning."

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  • 2. 

    The definition of morpheme is

    • A.

      Parts of words

    • B.

      Parts of words that have no meaning

    • C.

      Parts of words that have some meaning

    • D.

      Parts of words that have meaning

    Correct Answer
    D. Parts of words that have meaning
    Explanation
    Morphemes are the smallest units of meaning in a language. They can be individual words or parts of words that carry meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is "Parts of words that have meaning." This definition accurately describes the nature of morphemes as meaningful components within words.

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  • 3. 

    Spring is a good example of the suffix "ing"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Spring is not a good example of the suffix "ing" because "spring" is a noun and not a verb. The suffix "ing" is typically added to verbs to indicate continuous or ongoing actions.

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  • 4. 

    Thing is a bad example of the suffix "ing"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "thing" is a noun and does not function as a verb that can take the suffix "-ing" to indicate an ongoing action or state. Therefore, "thing" is indeed a bad example of the suffix "ing."

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  • 5. 

    The present tense word for "sing" is

    Correct Answer
    singing
    Explanation
    The present tense word for "sing" is "singing" because "singing" is the gerund form of the verb "sing" and is used to describe an ongoing action or state in the present.

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  • 6. 

    "Bringing" is a good example of the suffix "ing"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because "bringing" is indeed a good example of the suffix "ing". The suffix "ing" is commonly added to verbs to form present participles, which indicate ongoing actions. In this case, "bringing" is the present participle form of the verb "bring". This suffix is used to indicate that the action of bringing is happening in the present or continuously. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 7. 

    The suffix "ing" means that something is happening right now

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The suffix "ing" is commonly used to form present participles, which indicate that an action is happening right now. For example, in the word "running," the "-ing" ending shows that the action of running is currently taking place. Therefore, the statement "The suffix 'ing' means that something is happening right now" is true.

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  • 8. 

    We us the suffixes "s" and "es" to say "more than"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. We use the suffixes "s" and "es" to indicate plurality or more than one of something. For example, when we add "s" to the word "cat," it becomes "cats," indicating that there is more than one cat. Similarly, when we add "es" to the word "box," it becomes "boxes," indicating that there is more than one box. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 9. 

    The suffixes "s" and "es" can also describe an action

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the suffixes "s" and "es" can be added to verbs to indicate that the action is being performed by a singular or plural subject. For example, in the sentence "He runs," the "s" suffix is added to the verb "run" to show that the action is being performed by a singular subject. Similarly, in the sentence "They dance," the "es" suffix is added to the verb "dance" to indicate that the action is being performed by a plural subject. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 10. 

    The suffix "ed" means

    • A.

      It's happening right now

    • B.

      It happened in the future

    • C.

      It happened in the past

    • D.

      It has not happened yet.

    Correct Answer
    C. It happened in the past
    Explanation
    The suffix "ed" is commonly used to indicate that an action or event has already occurred in the past. It is added to the base form of a verb to form the past tense. For example, "walk" becomes "walked" to show that the walking happened in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is "It happened in the past."

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  • 11. 

    How many sounds does the suffix "ed" make?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      1 duh!

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    The suffix "ed" can make three different sounds: /t/, /d/, and /id/. The sound it makes depends on the sound of the final letter of the base word. If the final letter is a voiceless sound, such as /p/, /k/, or /s/, the suffix "ed" is pronounced as /t/. If the final letter is a voiced sound, such as /b/, /g/, or /z/, the suffix "ed" is pronounced as /d/. If the final letter is a /t/ or /d/ sound, the suffix "ed" is pronounced as /id/. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 12. 

    Change the word "jump" to past tense

    Correct Answer
    jumped
    Explanation
    The word "jump" needs to be changed to its past tense form. The correct past tense form of "jump" is "jumped".

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  • 13. 

    Mari ______ her teeth in the morning.

    Correct Answer
    burshes

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