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What Are Suffixes?A suffix is added to the end of a word to change its meaning
Both prefixes (added to the front) and suffixes are affixes.
Examples of SuffixesHere are some examples of suffixes:
- tenderness (The suffix is -ness.)
- expensive (The suffix is -ive.)
- painted (The suffix is -ed.)
A List of Common SuffixesHere is a list of common suffixes with some examples:
|-able, -ible||can be done||comfortable, passable|
|-al, -ial||having the characteristics of||personal|
|-ed||past-tense verbs (weak verbs)||danced, jumped|
|-en||made of||golden, wooden|
|-er, -or||one who||actor, narrator, worker|
|-ful||full or full of||cupful, careful|
|-ic||having characteristics of||linguistic, sarcastic|
|-ing||verb form (present participle and gerund)||dancing, singing|
|-ion, -tion, -ation, ition||act or process||attraction, attrition|
|-ity, -ty||state of||humility, infinity|
|-ive, -ative, itive||adjective form of a noun||expensive, plaintive|
|-ly||adverb ending||nicely, quickly|
|-ment||action or process||enjoyment, entrenchment|
|-ness||state of, condition of||eagerness, kindness|
|-ous, -eous, -ious||possessing the qualities of||erroneous, joyous|
|-s, -es||plural||tables, foxes|
|-y||characterized by||fatty, happy, jumpy|
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