⁤Expand your word power—unlock the power of suffixes! The suffix is the ⁢last part of a⁢ word, sometimes even just a​ letter or two, that transforms a base word into a change of meaning ⁣or a new word entirely. With the right ‍suffix, you can‍ enhance‍ your vocabulary and create a powerful effect in your writing and speaking. Let’s ⁤explore some of the most⁣ common suffixes and‌ how ‍they can change words:

-tion: This suffix⁢ can create ‍an action word from a noun. For example,​ the ​word “explore” is formed from “exploration.” ‍

-er, -or, and -ar: ⁣These ⁣suffixes can make​ a noun into a verb. For example “teacher” is made from ⁢the verb “teach” and “creator” is made from “create.”

-less: This suffix creates the opposite of the base word. It is used to ​express the lack of‍ something. For ‍example, the word ⁣“harmless” is formed from “harm.”

-ful and -less: These suffixes can indicate whether something is full⁤ or lacking. For example, “careful” is the opposite of “careless.”

-ly: This ⁤suffix can transform an adjective into an⁣ adverb. For‍ example, “beautiful” becomes⁣ “beautifully.”

-ment: This‌ suffix ‍is used to ⁣create a noun from‍ a‍ verb. For example, “development” is formed from “develop.”

-ize, -ise and -yse: These suffixes‌ can create a verb from a⁢ noun.⁣ For example “computerize” is formed from “computer.” ‌

Dive into the power of ⁤suffixes and unlock‍ your word power! As you work to improve ‌your English​ language‌ skills, one⁤ great⁤ way to increase ⁤your vocabulary is by learning about suffixes and how they‍ can change the meaning of a ⁤word. A‌ suffix is an ending added to‍ a root ‌word to form ⁤a new ‌word.‌ By understanding ‌how ​suffixes work, you can expand your vocabulary and read more effectively in⁢ English.

The most common suffixes can be categorized by ⁢their meaning. For ⁢example, the​ suffix ‘-ist’ is used⁤ to form a noun that describes a person who does ‍or believes‌ in a ‌certain thing. The⁢ suffix ⁣‘-ism’ ‌is used ⁣to ​form a noun ​that means a system of⁢ belief⁣ or ‌practice, ⁤and the suffix ⁣‘-able’ is used to form an adjective that ​means capable ​of or fit for something.

Let’s take the root word ​‘read’ ⁣and​ add⁤ four different suffixes to make four different words.

1. Reader: This is a noun that describes someone who reads.

2. ‍Reading: ⁣This⁤ is a noun that‌ describes the action of ​reading.

3. Readable: This is an adjective that describes something that can be read.

4. Readability: This is a noun that describes ‌the quality of being​ able to be read.

In English, there are different ⁣types of suffixes that are⁢ used to form the different ‌parts of speech. For example, the suffix‌ ‘-ing’ can be ​used ‌to form a verb or an⁣ adjective. The suffix ‘-ly’⁢ is ‌commonly used‌ to form an adverb.

You⁢ can take the root ‍word ‘write’ and add four different suffixes to make ‌four different ⁢words.

1. Writer: This ⁢is ‌a noun that describes someone ⁣who writes.

2.⁢ Writing: This⁢ is ⁢a noun that ⁤describes the action of writing.

3. Writable:⁤ This is an adjective ​that describes something⁤ that can be ⁢written on.

4. Writability: This​ is a ​noun that⁤ describes the ‌quality of being ⁢able to be⁣ written on.

Learning and‍ understanding suffixes can help you read⁢ more effectively⁣ in ⁤English and expand your vocabulary.⁣ As you⁤ become more familiar with suffixes, you can add them⁢ to words you already know ⁤to‍ form new ⁤words.

You’ve now experienced the power of mastering suffixes. You’ve seen how, with consistent focus and⁤ practice, you ​can expand your word power and become an eloquent speaker and writer. ⁤Now that you know the wonders that mastering⁤ suffixes can bring,⁢ why⁢ not give it​ a try? ⁣