Suffix

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A suffix is a few letters put at the end of a word to change its meaning.[1] [2] It is a type of affix mostly used to show Inflection

Verb examples:

  • -ed
  • -or
  • -ing
  • -s
  • es
  • -ing
  • walk
  • walked
  • walker
  • walking
  • walks
  • wishes

Adjective examples:

  • -er
  • -est
  • -ful
  • -ness
  • -less
  • easy
  • easier
  • easiest
  • handful
  • kindness
  • baseless

Compare to prefix. Prefixes are letters put at the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of SUFFIX". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  2. "suffix." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 12 Aug. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/suffix>.