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A suffix is a letter or a group of letters attached to the end of a word to form a new word or to change the grammatical function (or part of speech) of the word.

Here are the common suffixes.

-able, -ibleable to be; capable of beingchangeable
-acystate or qualityprivacy
-agea resultwreckage
-al, -aryof or related tomonetary
-ancean action or stateimportance
-anta personparticipant
-edpast tense or past participledanced
-eea personemployee
-enmade ofwoolen
-encean action or statedifference
-er/ora personboxer, suitor
-erya type of place or workmachinery
-essmakes a feminine formprincess
-fulfull ofbeautiful
-icof or related toheroic
-ingpresent participlecooking
-ion, -tionact or process ofreaction
-isha littleyellowish
-isma belief or conditionBuddhism
-ista personmentalist
-ity, -nessstate ofcontinuity, hapiness
-ivelikely toseductive
-likesimilar to, likeanimallike
-logystudy ofanthropology
-lyin a mannerfirmly
-mentan action or statealignment
-ousfull of or characterized byluminous
-shipposition heldownership
-somea tendency totroublesome
-wardshows directionbackward


Suffixes that make Nouns:

-age, -ance, -ant, -ee, -ence, -er/or, -ery, -ess, -ful, -ing, -ion, -ism, -ist, -ment.

Suffixes that make Adjectives:

-able, -en, -ful, -ible, -ish, -less, -like, -ous, -some.

Suffixes that make Adverbs:

-ly, -ward, -ways.


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