suffixes

Suffixes

See alsoCommon Roots.

Suffix Part of Speech Examples
-er, -or noun teacher, director
-ance, -ence noun difference, attendance
-ant, -ent noun deviant, President
-ee noun employee, trainee
-ess noun stewardess, waitress
-ian noun electrician, beautician
-ism noun Communism, theism
-ics noun mathematics, statistics
-ist noun chemist, artist
-ity noun rarity, velocity
-ment noun achievement, astonishment
-ness noun happiness, fondness
-ship noun relationship, friendship
-tion, -ation noun action, coronation
     
-ate verb deviate, create
-ify verb typify, solidify
-ize verb tenderize, authorize
     
-able, -ible adjective reliable, capable, sensible
-al adjective comical, radical
-ful adjective wonderful, helpful
-ish adjective impish, sheepish
-ive adjective creative, sensitive
-ous, ious adjective dangerous, impervious
     
-ly adverb quickly, happily
-ally adverb athletically, accidentally