37 terms

Suffixes

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

-able, -Ible
able to be or do something

example: trainable, edible
-ed (-ed, - t, - d)
happened in the past

example: played, carpeted, danced
-ing
happening now

example: setting
-er, -or, -ist
one who does something

example: teacher, legislator, investigator, artist
-est
that which compares three or more

example: hottest, Fastest, Tallest
-er
compares two

example: Faster, Longer, Heavier
-ful
full

example: healthful, careful, painful
-ness
the state of being

example: coldness
-ous, -ious
full of, having

example: enormous, famous , notorious, religious
-tion, -sion
condition of

example: imperfection, explosion
-some
having, like

example: handsome
-ly
like, manner of

example: kindly
-less
without

example: careless
-ship
quality, rank

example: governorship
-age
belonging to

example: postage
-ant, -ent
one who does, that which is

example: accountant or unpleasant, president or different
-ish
quality of, belonging to, near or about

example: boyish, British; Danish; British; Danish;
-ment
state of

example: contentment
-en
made of, pertaining to, (makes verbs from nouns and adjectives)

example: frozen
-an
one who belongs

example: American
-al, -ic
relating to

example: musical, poetic
-ance, -ancy, -ence, -ency, -ity, -ty
state of; act of

Example: Frailty, brilliance, truancy, reference, agency, senility
-ary, -ery, -ory
a place to; practice or condition

Example: Observatory, secondary, winery
-ar
one who; like

Example: Liar
-ate
to make

Example: Associate, graduate, terminate
-dom, -hood
state of; condition of

Example: Freedom, boyhood
-ee
one who; one to whom

Example: Employee
-fy
to make

Example: Beautify
-ism
action, process or practice

Example: Heroism
-ive, -some
inclined to

Example: Attractive, lonesome
-ize
to make

Example: Specialize
-let
small one; article worn on

Example: Wristlet, starlet
-ly
like; how; occuring at a particular time

Example: sadly, quickly, daily
-ment
having the quality of, state of, act of

Example: Employment, Judgement
-y
like, state of; place that; small

Example: Healthy, angry, saddlery, puppy
Owl
Bird
The
Definite Article