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YDS VOCABULARY - MOST COMMON SUFFIXES IN ENGLISH

 

noun-forming suffixes:

SUFFIX                                    EXAMPLES

-AGE ................................ mileage, wreckage
-AL .................................. refusal, dismissal
-AN ................................. American, republican
-ANCE (-ENCE) .................. avoidance, intelligence
-ANCY(-ENCY) ................... fluency, agency
-ANT (-ENT) ...................... recipient, deterrent
-ARD (-ART) ...................... drunkard, braggart
-ATION ............................. conversation, organization
-DOM ............................... freedom, kingdom
-EER.................................. engineer, pioneer
-ER (-AR, -IER) ................... teacher, liar
-ERY ................................. robbery, recovery
-ESS ................................ manageress, mistress
-HOOD .............................. childhood, neighbourhood
-ICE ................................. prejudice, cowardice
-ION (-SION,-TION) ............. information, expansion
-ISM ................................. criticism, socialism
-1ST .................................. egoist, feminist
-ITY .................................. probability, possibility
-MENT ............................... agreement, disappointment
-NESS ................................ whiteness, eagerness
-OR ................................... actor, creditor
-SHIP ................................. friendship, kinship
-T ..................................... complaint, weight
-TH ................................... health, wealth
-URE, -ATURE ..................... pressure, signature
-Y ..................................... honesty, delivery

 

adjective-forming suffixes:

-ABLE (-IBLE) ....showing qualities of .................portable, flexible
-AL ..................having qualities of ...................natural, magical
-ANT (-ENT) ......having the character of............significant, dependent
-ATE (-ITE) .......having ..................................affectionate, passionate
-FUL ................full of ....................................skilful, meaningful
-1C (-ICAL) .......resembling .............................romantic, dramatical
-ISH .................resembling, in the manner of......childish, snobbish
-IVE..................having a tendency towards .......constructive, impulsive
-LESS ..............without ..................................helpless, useless
-LY ..................like .......................................cowardly, friendly
-ORY ................relating to ..............................compulsory, explanatory
-OUS ................having the qualities of, full of.....famous, vigorous
-WORTHY ..........deserving ..............................trustworthy, praiseworthy
-Y ....................resembling, full of.....................gloomy, salty

 

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