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Common Suffixes

A suffix is a group of letters placed after the root of a word. For example, the word flavorless consists of the root word "flavor" combined with the suffix "-less" [which means "without"]; the word "flavorless" means "having no flavor."

Some Common Suffixes:
SUFFIX MEANING EXAMPLES
-able able to, having the quality of capable, comfortable, flammable, payable, portable, presentable, taxable
-acy state or quality lunacy, privacy
-age action or process, rank, fee, place drainage, orphanage, leverage, marriage, mileage, peerage, postage, spillage, suffrage, village, voyage, wreckage
-al relating to annual, arrival, comical, disposal, educational, historical, refusal , regional, rehearsal, reversal, social, tidal
-an related to Lutheran, Ohioan
-ance state or quality of, denoting an action allegiance, appearance, perseverance, maintenance, utterance
-ant being arrogant, deodorant, expectant, important, miscreant, propellant
-ary like, connected with adversary, budgetary, dictionary, dignitary, honorary, library, primary
-ate denoting a group or status, or forming an adjective electorate, duplicate, mandate, separate
-ation denoting an action or an instance of exploration, hesitation, plantation
-cide to kill homocide, insecticide
-ence state or quality of, denoting an action impertinence, reference, reminiscence
-ent being or state, occurance of an action coefficient, convenient, dissident, student
-er comparative, a person performing an action bigger, foreigner, philosopher, smaller, stronger, voter
-esque reminiscent of arabesque, grotesque, picturesque, statuesque
-est superlative strongest, tiniest, widest
-ful full of beautiful, grateful, hopeful, peaceful, sorrowful, watchful, wishful
-fy producing, transforming or causing deify, horrify, speechify
-graph written autograph, paragraph, photograph, seismograph
-ian forming an adjective antediluvian, Christian, guardian, historian, Russian
-ible capable of being audible, edible, potable, reversible, terrible
-ic relating to aquatic, chronic, fantastic, Islamic, lyric, mechanic, scenic, tactic
-ier denoting an occupation or interest cashier, glazier
-ile tending to fragile, futile, juvenile, percentile, senile
-ily forming an adverb angrily, eerily, happily, lazily
-ing denoting an action, a material, or a gerund acting, eating, padding, showing
-ish having the characteristics of, somewhat boyish, peckish, selfish, Spanish
-ism a belief or practice activism, baptism, hypnotism, racism
-ist one that does Buddhist, cellist, dentist, feminist, florist, scientist
-itis an inflammatory disease arthritis, laryngitis, tonsillitis
-ive tending to, having the nature of active, cooperative, corrosive, sensitive, supportive
-ize to make or become, to treat in a manner demonize, fossilize, pasteurize, carbonize
-less without, not affected by clueless, endless, fearless, flavorless, friendless, sleepless, tireless
-ly forming an adjective clearly, closely, hourly
-ment the results of an action amusement, entertainment, excitement, treatment
-ness denoting a state or condition kindness, sadness, wilderness
-oid resembling android, ovoid
-ology the study of biology, geology, theology
-or condition, state, a person doing an action candor, elevator, governor, major, minor, sensor, terror, valor
-ose having the quality of comatose, verbose
-ous characterized by adventurous, aqueous, curious, dangerous, generous, mountainous
-ship denoting a condition, quality, skill or group companionship, citizenship, fellowship, workmanship, membership
-tude in the state of fortitude, multitude, solitude
-ure an action or process, a collective exposure, legislature, procedure, scripture
-y full of, denoting a condition, or a diminutive glory, hungry, messy, jealousy, sleepy, victory

Prefix and Suffix Activities and Worksheets
Prefix worksheet

Match Prefixes to Root Words #1
Match each prefix to a root word to make a common word. Then circle the prefixes and define them. Or go to the answers.

Prefix worksheet

Match Prefixes to Root Words #2
Match each prefix to a root word to make a common word. Then circle the prefixes and define them. Or go to the answers.

Prefix worksheet

Match Prefixes to Root Words #3
Match each prefix to a root word to make a common word. Then circle the prefixes and define them. Or go to the answers.

Prefix worksheet
Fill in the Prefixes #1

Use the bank of prefixes to complete each word. There may be more than one answer for some words. The prefixes are: de-, dis-, ex-, il-, im-, in-, mis-, non-, pre-, re-, un-, and with-. Or go to the answers.
Prefix worksheet
Fill in the Prefixes #2

Use the bank of prefixes to complete each word. There may be more than one answer for some words. The prefixes are: de-, dis-, ex-, im-, in-, mis-, non-, pre-, pro-, re-, un-, and uni-. Or go to the answers.
Prefix worksheet
Fill in the Prefixes and Suffixes #1

Use the bank of prefixes and suffixes to complete each word. There may be more than one answer for some words. Or go to the answers.
Prefix worksheet
Fill in the Prefixes and Suffixes #2

Use the bank of prefixes and suffixes to complete each word. There may be more than one answer for some words. Or go to the answers.
Prefix worksheet
Write Words Given Prefixes #1

For each prefix, write a word or words that begins with that prefix. Write as many as you can! The prefixes are: anti-, de-, dis-, ex-, il-, im-, in-, non-, over-, pre-, re-, sub-, tri-, un-, with-. Or go to sample answers.
Prefix worksheet
Write Words Given Prefixes #2

For each prefix, write a word or words that begins with that prefix. Write as many as you can! The prefixes are: con-, com-, geo-, inter-, mal-, mega-, micro-, mis-, para-, poly-, over-, post-, tele-, therm-, trans-. Or go to sample answers.
Prefix worksheet
Write Words Given Prefixes #3

For each prefix, write a word or words that begins with that prefix. Write as many as you can! The prefixes are: auto-, bi-, bio-, centi-, counter-, fore-, inter-, mid-, milli-, out-, para-, photo-, semi-, under-, uni-. Or go to sample answers.
numbers prefix worksheet
Write Words Given Prefixes

For each prefix, write its definition, and find as many words as you can that begin with that prefix. The prefixes are: anti-, auto-, counter-, de-, dis-, ex-, il-, in-, mis-, non-, over-, pre-, pro-, re-, un-. Or go to sample answers.
numbers prefix worksheet
Write Words Given Number Prefixes

For each number prefix, write its definition, and find as many words as you can that begin with that prefix. The prefixes are: bi-, centi-, dec-, deci-, hexa-, milli-, mono-, multi-, nona-, penta-, poly-, quadra-, quint-, tri-, uni-. Or go to sample answers.


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