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English - suffixes
Suffixes, from the English Handbook by Beryl Lutrin and Marcelle Pincus.
Able to be - capable, legible
Forms nouns - usage, postage.
Forms adjectives - original, congenial
Forms abstract nouns - abhorrence, reliance
Refer to occupations/careers - liar, beggar, waiter
Forms nouns or adjectives - stationary, bravery
Forms verbs - congratulate, terminate
Forms abstract nouns - freedom, kingdom
Forms adjectives or verbs - enraged, awarded
Forms adjectives or verbs - woolen, lengthen
Full of/compromising of - helpful, truthful
Forms verbs - solidify, purify
A state of.. - childhood, neighbourhood
Forms adjectives - pessimistic, optimistic
Forms adjectives, participles, gerunds - baking
Gerunds - nouns ending in 'ing'
Like, having the nature of - selfish, childish
Forms abstract nouns - pessimism , optimism
One is a ... (common noun) - pessimist, optimist
Forms abstract nouns/collective nouns - reality, community
Without - homeless, penniless
Forms adjectives - lovely, friendly
Forms verbs to nouns - movement, government
With/comprimising of (usually forms abstract nouns) - kindness, happiness
The science of .. - astrology, biology
Nouns - colour, honour
Forms nouns to adjectives - adventurous, dangerous
A position of - friendship , companionship
Forms nouns - television, passion
Forms nouns - admission, expression
Forms nouns - organization, generation
Forms abstract nouns - attitude, gratitude
Forms nouns or verbs - venture, furniture
In the direction of - earthwards, outwards
Forms adjectives - rainy, leafy.