Suffixes are segments added to the end of words to form a new one. They can change the grammar category of words and they usually give a totally different meaning to words.
Suffixes often causes a spelling change in the original word.
At the end of a word, we can find verb, noun and adjective suffixes:
- -ify, -fy
- -ize, -ise
- -acy -ment
- -er, or -ness
- -ance, ence -ism
- -ity, -ty
- -sion, -tion
- -abla, -ible -ious, -ous
- -al -ish
- -esque -ive
- -ful -less
- -ic, -ical -y
- He realized he made a mistake.
- There are so many poisonous plants in the forest.
- Atheism means to not believe in any god’s existence.
We can use suffixes to create new words or to make that word grammatically fit into the sentence.