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Suffixes

Suffixes are found at the end of a word.  A suffix can sometimes tell you what part of speech a word is.  Many adverbs end in the suffix ly.  Some examples of common suffixes and their meanings are:

ing [an action or process]

s [plural, more than one]

sion, tion [state of doing something]

 

 Suffix/Meaning

Definition

less [without] hopeless - without hope
ist [one who]

artist - one who does art

er [one who] baker - one who bakes
ily [in some manner] happily - in a happy manner
ly [in some manner] quickly - in a quick manner
ess [female] actress - a female actor
ing [an action or process] writing - to write
y [inclined to] sticky - inclined to stick
ic [like] poetic - like poetry

 

Directions: Use the suffix information to complete the sentences.
 
without care
 
like metal
 
to recite
 
in a steady manner
 
one who specializes in biology
 
one who teaches
 
in a bashful manner
 
a female lion
 
inclined to itch
 
one who preaches
 
to speak
 
like rhythm
 
in a careful way
 
without effort
 
one who plays the piano
 
in a quick manner
 
in an incredible way
 
the wife or widow of a count
 
inclined to tears

 

 

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