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Find the root word and identify how it is modified by a suffix:

Likeable

Like

The suffix 'able' takes the verb 'like' and makes it into an adjective.

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Forgetful

Forget

The suffix 'ful' takes the verb 'forget' and turns it into an adjective meaning 'one who forgets.'

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Ability

Able

The suffix 'ity' changes the word 'able' from an adjective to a noun.

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Lightness

Light.

The suffix 'ness' added to 'light' creates a new noun that means 'the quality of being light.'

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Clockwise

Clock

The suffix 'wise' changes the word 'clock', and refers to the direction in which clock hands move.

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Friendship

Friend.

The suffix 'ship' changes the meaning to 'the quality of being close to a friend.'

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Candies

Candy.

The suffix 'ies' makes the root word 'candy' plural.

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Rains

Rain.

While 'rain' can function as a verb ('to rain') or noun ('rain that falls'), the suffix 's' makes the word into a present tense verb: 'It rains.'

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Popularize

Popular.

The suffix 'ize' takes the adjective 'popular' and makes it into a verb, meaning 'to make popular'.

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Rider

Ride.

The suffix 'r' makes the verb 'ride' into a noun: a person who rides.

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Interpretation

Interpret.

The suffix 'ation' changes the verb 'interpret' into a noun.

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Player

Play.

The suffix 'er' makes the verb 'play' into a noun: a person who plays.

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Dogs

Dog.

The 's' makes 'dog' plural.

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This set of flashcards reviews some of the most commonly used suffixes. Use these cards to review words with suffixes, identify the root word, and then practice determining how the suffix changes its meaning. Become a pro at learning to find and understand suffixes, so that you can use them freely in your own conversations and writing.

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Dogs

Dog.

The 's' makes 'dog' plural.

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Player

Play.

The suffix 'er' makes the verb 'play' into a noun: a person who plays.

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Interpretation

Interpret.

The suffix 'ation' changes the verb 'interpret' into a noun.

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Rider

Ride.

The suffix 'r' makes the verb 'ride' into a noun: a person who rides.

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Popularize

Popular.

The suffix 'ize' takes the adjective 'popular' and makes it into a verb, meaning 'to make popular'.

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Rains

Rain.

While 'rain' can function as a verb ('to rain') or noun ('rain that falls'), the suffix 's' makes the word into a present tense verb: 'It rains.'

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Candies

Candy.

The suffix 'ies' makes the root word 'candy' plural.

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Friendship

Friend.

The suffix 'ship' changes the meaning to 'the quality of being close to a friend.'

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Clockwise

Clock

The suffix 'wise' changes the word 'clock', and refers to the direction in which clock hands move.

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Lightness

Light.

The suffix 'ness' added to 'light' creates a new noun that means 'the quality of being light.'

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Ability

Able

The suffix 'ity' changes the word 'able' from an adjective to a noun.

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Forgetful

Forget

The suffix 'ful' takes the verb 'forget' and turns it into an adjective meaning 'one who forgets.'

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Likeable

Like

The suffix 'able' takes the verb 'like' and makes it into an adjective.

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Happiness

Happy

The suffix 'ness' turns the adjective 'happy' into a noun, meaning the quality or state of being happy.

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Larger

Large

The suffix 'er' is added to 'large' to modify the meaning of the adjective by suggesting a comparison ('larger than something else.')

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Translation

Translate

The suffix 'ation' changes the verb 'translate' into a noun.

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Boxes

Box

The suffix 'es' makes the word 'box' plural.

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Senseless

Sense

The suffix 'less' changes the noun 'sense' into an adjective that describes something 'without sense'.

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Teacher

Teach

The suffix 'er' changes the verb 'teach' into a noun, which means 'a person who teaches'.

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Sunny

Sun

The suffix 'y' (or in this case, '-ny') changes the noun 'sun' into an adjective.

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Collectible

Collect

The suffix 'ible' changes the verb 'collect' into a noun, meaning 'object that is collected.'

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Comfortable

Comfort

The suffix 'able' changes the noun 'comfort' into an adjective.

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Played

Play

The suffix 'ed' changes the verb tense of the word 'play' from present to past.

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Millionaire

Million

The suffix 'aire' changes the noun 'million' into a word that describes a person who has millions of dollars.

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Heavenly

Heaven.

The suffix 'ly' changes the noun 'heaven' into an adjective, meaning 'has the qualities of Heaven.'

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Puppies

Puppy

The suffix 'ies' makes the word 'puppy' plural.

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