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Suffixes

Suffixes are letters you can add to the end of words to change their meanings. For example, the suffix 'less' means without.

hope becomes hopeless

sense becomes senseless

Common suffixes

Suffix
Meaning
Example
-lyLike, having the properties ofStupidly, strangely
-fulFull ofForceful, hopeful
-ableCan doSinkable, workable
-erChanges a verb into a noun

Fly becomes flyer

run becomes runner

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