Suffixes - new words
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Suffixes - new words
SUFFIXES

Letters added to the end of a main word are called suffixes.The addition of a suffix often changes a word from one word class to another. In the table above, the verb like becomes the adjective like able, the noun idol becomes the verb idolize, and the noun child becomes the adjective childish. Common suffixes are: 'ed', 'ful', 'ly', 'ing', 'able', 'ance', 'ence', 'ness'.

Example
harm + less = harmless
When 'full' is added to a word you drop the final 'l'. If you add 'ly' to any word ending with 'ful' you keep the existing 'l'.

Example
hand + full = handful
rest + full = restful
restful + ly = restfully

Note: Suffixes and prefixes are not words in their own right and cannot stand on their own in a sentence: if they are printed on their own they have a hyphen before or after them.

SUMMARY

SUFFIXES

Letters added to the end of a main word are called suffixes.The addition of a suffix often changes a word from one word class to another. In the table above, the verb like becomes the adjective like able, the noun idol becomes the verb idolize, and the noun child becomes the adjective childish. Common suffixes are: 'ed', 'ful', 'ly', 'ing', 'able', 'ance', 'ence', 'ness'.

Example
harm + less = harmless
When 'full' is added to a word you drop the final 'l'. If you add 'ly' to any word ending with 'ful' you keep the existing 'l'.

Example
hand + full = handful
rest + full = restful
restful + ly = restfully

Note: Suffixes and prefixes are not words in their own right and cannot stand on their own in a sentence: if they are printed on their own they have a hyphen before or after them.
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