Suffixes

This pertains to the process of modifying words by adding prefixes, suffixes, and infixes, resulting in the creation of new words, meanings, and word classes.   Examples (Verbs) Verbs +  “ment”: Enslavement, achievement Management, movement Development   Verbs +  “ion”: Action Conclusion Decision   Verbs + “ation”: Organize = organization Document = documentation Mobilize = […]

This pertains to the process of modifying words by adding prefixes, suffixes, and infixes, resulting in the creation of new words, meanings, and word classes.

 

Examples (Verbs)

Verbs +  “ment”:

Enslavement, achievement

Management, movement

Development

 

Verbs +  “ion”:

Action

Conclusion

Decision

 

Verbs + “ation”:

Organize = organization

Document = documentation

Mobilize = mobilization

 

Verb + “age”:

Marry = marriage

Drain = drainage

Carry = carriage

 

Verb + “ist”:

Type = typist

Separate = separatist

 

Verb + “er / or”:

Teach = teacher

Debate = debater

Direct = director

Oppress = oppressor

 

Verb + “ee”:

Amputate = amputee

Employ = employee

Invite = invitee

 

Verbs + “ve, ant, ing”:

Correct = corrective

Cure = curative

Attend = attendant

Appeal = appellant

Clone = cloning

House = housing

 

Verbs + “ry, ery/ary”:

Brew = brewery

Refine = refinery

Cook = cookery

Dispense = dispensary

 

Examples (Adjectives)

Adjectives + “ness”:

Useful = usefulness

Useless = uselessness

Dry = dryness

Conscious = consciousness

Responsive = responsible

Sad = sadness

Ill = illness

 

Adjective + “ity, hood, ance/ ence”:

Ethnic – ethnicity

Public – publicity

False – falsehood

Important = importance

Different = difference

Adjectives + “ancy, / ency”:

Flippant – flippancy

Efficient – efficiency

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