Suffixes



Suffixes are widely used to form new words which may convey totally different meanings. A Suffix is placed after a root word to make a new word.

Examples :

beauty + full = beautiful

In this, FULL is a suffix which is placed after the root word BEAUTY to form another word which is BEAUTIFUL here.


age + less = beset

In this, LESS is a suffix which is placed after the root word AGE to form another word which is AGELESS here.

clean + ly = cleanly

In this, LY is a suffix which is placed after the root word CLEAN to form another word which is CLEANLY here.


The widely used suffixes are :


-able

-age

-agogy

-al

-ance

-archy

-ate

-cele

-cele

-centesis

-chondrion

-cide

-coel

-coele

-cracy

-cycle

-dom

-ectasia

-ectasis

-ectomy

-emesis

-emia

-en

-enchyma

-er

-ess

-esthesia

-esthesis

-fugal

-ful

-hedron

-holic

-hood

-ian

-ible

-ic

-id

-ish

-ism

-ist

-itis

-itude

-ium

-ize

-kinesis

-less

-less

-ly

-mania

-ment

-ness

-ogram

-ography

-oid

-ology

-omics

-onomy

-onym

-or

-osis

-osis

-phagia

-phagy

-philia

-phobia

-phone

-science

-scope

-ship

-stan

-th

-tion

-tropism

-ty

-us

-ward

-wise



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