List of Suffixes and Suffix Examples

English List of Suffixes and Suffix Examples

English List of Suffixes and Suffix Examples


Suffixes That Make ADVERBS

Suffix Meaning Example
-ly In a manner Quickly
-ward Shows direction forward
-ways Shows direction Sideways




 

Suffixes That Make NOUNS

Suffix Meaning Example
-ant A person Asistant
–ee A person Referee
-ence An action or state Difference
-er/or A person Teacher
–ery A type or place of work Bakery
–ess Makes a feminine form Waitress
-ful As much as will fill Spoonful
–ing An action or result Painting
-ion A process, state orresult Decoration
–ism A belief or condition Judaism
-ist A person Florist
–ment An action or state Measurement

 

Suffixes That Make ADJECTIVES

Suffix Meaning Example
ish A little Greenish
-less Without Careless
-like Similar to, like Lifelike
ous Full of Joyous
-some A tendency to Quarrelsome

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