Suffixes
Carla M.
em 20 de Setembro de 2019

List of Suffixes with their Meaning

Below is a list of Suffixes plus meaning and examples you should know…

Noun Suffixes

1. -er

  • Meaning: A person
  • Words: helper, teacher, preacher, dancer (Jobs Vocabulary)

2. -or

  • Meaning: A person who is something
  • Words: distributor, investigator, translator, conductor

3. -ment

  • Meaning: The action or result of
  • Words: movement, retirement, abandonment, establishment

4. -ness

  • Meaning: A state or quality
  • Words: fondness, awareness, kindness, darkness

5. –ion

  • Meaning: A process, state or result
  • Words: decoration, celebration, opinion, decision, revision

6. –age

  • Meaning: A process, action or result
  • Words: wreckage, breakage, passage

7. –ance

  • Meaning: An action or state
  • Words: importance, hindrance, tenancy

8. -ee

  • Meaning: A person
  • Words: referee, assignee, grantee, lessee

9. -ence 

  • Meaning: An action or state
  • Words: difference

10. –ery

  • Meaning: A type or place of work
  • Words: bakery

11. –ess

  • Meaning: Makes a feminine form
  • Words: waitress

12. -ism

  • Meaning: A belief or condition
  • Words: Judaism

Adjective Suffixes

1. -able

  • Meaning: Able to be
  • Words: inflatable, preventable, adaptable, predictable

2. -ant

  • Meaning: Inclined to or tending to
  • Words: vigilant, defiant, brilliant, reliant

3. -ful 

  • Meaning: Full of or notable of
  • Words: grateful, beautiful (Pretty Synonyms), wonderful, fanciful

4. -ous 

  • Meaning: Having qualities of
  • Words: joyous, humorous, fabulous

5. -less 

  • Meaning: Without
  • Words: hopeless, faultless, fearless, restless

6. -ible 

  • Meaning: Ability
  • Words: flexible, accessible, collapsible, credible

7. -like 

  • Meaning: Similar to, like
  • Words: lifelike

8. -some 

  • Meaning: A tendency to
  • Words: quarrelsome

9. -ish 

  • Meaning: A little
  • Words: greenish

Verb Suffixes

1. -en 

  • Meaning: Become
  • Words: soften, fasten, lengthen, strengthen

2. –ing

  • Meaning: Verb form/present participle of an action
  • Words: laughing, swimming, driving, writing

Adverb Suffixes

1. -ly 

  • Meaning: In a manner
  • Words: quickly

2. -ward 

  • Meaning: Shows direction
  • Words: forward

3. -ways 

  • Meaning: Shows direction
  • Words: sideways
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