Prefix and Suffix Types
Understanding when to use prefixes and suffixes correctly are an important part of doing the word formation exercise , which is Part 3 in the Use of English exam. In the example in the image above we can see how we create adjective forms. Here we look at the endings we use for adjective suffixes.
When we use these suffixes we are often changing a verb or noun.
- Use – ful /Use -less – full of use/no use.
- Imagin(e) -able something we can imagine.
- Fun -ny description of something.
This group of suffixes probably needs most attention as it is a large group. It is important for you to learn these suffixes as you can find examples like these in the Use of English Part 3 exercise. You should also think about what type of negative prefix you need to use with these adjective forms.
- -al / -ical
likable / credible
emotional / historical
Adjective Suffixes Practice
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agree, use, excuse, consider
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decide, act, effect, expenseCorrect
emotion, comic, season, centreCorrect
ignore, tolerate, vacate, dominateCorrect
humour, adventure, fame, varyCorrect
athlete, enthusiasm, majesty, realCorrect
harm, peace, care, mouthCorrect