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noun as in affix

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Follows the rule of a place name ending in K getting an -er suffix.

This is because of a language process called derivational morphology, which controls what suffixes we add to the ends of words to create new ones.

It’s a term the protesting doctors have coined by combining the word “mix” and the suffix “pathy,” or disease.

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“I think Spire is just the suffix,” said Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi.

At a later time, wonder, when thus used adverbially, received the adverbial suffix -s; hence Th.

When the exact sense was lost, the suffix -al seemed to be adjectival, and the word dismal became at last an adjective.

This suffix is the equivalent of the French -age, and is a suffix of frequent occurrence in forming new words.

I have a list now before me of 521 places with this suffix, distributed over twenty-five counties.

Exeter, Wroxeter and perhaps Uttoxeter show the suffix in slightly different form.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suffix, such as: addition, appendix, and postfix.

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