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Suffixes Spring 2014

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suffix
found at the end of the word
-able, -ible
able to do something
-al, -an, -ary, -ory
of, related to
-ance, -ence, -ment
state, condition, action
-ant, -ent
doing, being
-dom
quality, position, realm
-en
to make
-er
one doing, comparison
-est
most
-ful
full of, marked by
-hood
state of being; group
-ic
like, made of, related to
-ify
to make; made of
-ion
act or state of being
-ish
like, of
-ism
fact of being, belief in
-ity, -ness
state, condition, quality
-ive
having the quality of
-ize
to make, make like
-less
without
-let
small
-logy
study of science of
-ly
in a certain way; like
-ous
full of, having
-ship
art or skill or
-some
like; characterized by
-ward
in the direction of
-y
like, full of; state, action