Suffix – a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word.
There is a lot of suffixes in English. There may be more than one meaning in one suffix depending on the usage. It can be a noun, adjective, verb, or adverb.
In order to know more about it, here are some of the suffixes with their meanings and examples.
|-eer||associate with something||volunteer, engineer|
|-ence/-ance||state or quality of||reliance, eminence, compliance|
|-er/-or||the one who performs the action||orator, translator, trainer,|
|-ion||the action or process of||revision, creation|
|-ism||belief or doctrine||Agnosticism, communism|
|-ity||the condition of||equality, serenity|
|-ment||the result of||amusement, movement|
|-ness||state of being||happiness, calmness|
|-ship||position held||friendship, fellowship|
|-sion/-tion/-xion||state of being||obsession, population, complexion|
|-th||state or quality of||warmth, depth|
|-hood||state or quality of||brotherhood, childhood|
|-dom||state or quality of||freedom, kingdom|
|-able/-ible||capable of being||understandable, adaptable|
|-al||pertaining to||mechanical, industrial|
|-ese/-i||denoting to||Lebanese, Vietnamese, Iraqi|
|-ful||full or notable of||beautiful, wonderful|
|-ic/-cal||pertaining to||ecstatic, magical|
|-ish||belonging to or state of being||Spanish, Boyish|
|-ive||having the nature of||responsive, creative|
|-ian/-an||belonging to||Italian, American|
|-ous/-ious||characterized by||various, victorious|
|-y||characterized by||sleepy, juicy|
|-er||action or process||tighter, faster|
|-ly||in what manner||artificially, temporarily|
|-wise||in relation to||otherwise, likewise|
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