Suffixes in English

Suffixes in English

Suffixes that make NOUNS

Suffix Meaning Example
-age A result Wreckage
-ance An action or state Importance
-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
-able Able to be Inflatable
-en Made of Woolen
-ful Full of Beautiful
-ible Ability Flexible
-ish A little Greenish
-less Without Careless
-like Similar to, like Lifelike
-ous Full of Joyous
-some A tendency to Quarrelsome

Suffixes that make ADVERBS

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