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Suffixes. Understanding Suffixes. Suffixes go at the end of a root word and can change the meaning to the opposite, for example: meaning + ( Suffix) –less = meaningless. Tips for working with Suffixes. The noun suffix – er is often used to show a person who does something:

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understanding suffixes
Understanding Suffixes
  • Suffixes go at the end of a root word and can change the meaning to the opposite, for example:
  • meaning + (Suffix) –less = meaningless
tips for working with suffixes
Tips for working with Suffixes
  • The noun suffix – er is often used to show a person who does something:
  • Worker, player, writer.
  • In contrast with the suffix –ee, which shows someone who receives:
  • Interviewee, employee
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  • The adjective suffixes –able, and –ible mean something can be done:
  • Flexible, edible, countable, drinkable
  • Other adjectives suffixes which change nouns to adjectives are –al, -ous, and ful.
  • Playful, fabulous, beautiful.
last but not least
Last but not least…
  • The suffix –ize makes verbs from adjectives:
  • Modern + ize = Modernize
  • The suffix –ify makes verbs from nouns:
  • Terror + ify = Terrify.