suffixes

[ noun suhf-iks; verb suhf-iks, suh-fiks ]SEE DEFINITION OF suffixes

Synonyms for suffixes

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Had Omar explained the Koran or had views on the suffixes of words, all would have been well.

In the following chart the suffixes are constant while the root varies.

In adjectives we have suffixes of degree (comparison: -er, -est).

As explained above, these suffixes may be piled one on another.

We also form many adverbs by the addition of suffixes to other words.

Adjectives may likewise be formed from nouns and also from verbs by the addition of suffixes.

Add the suffixes ed and ing to the words for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Among the common suffixes in English are the suffixes or and er.

We have studied concerning the formation of derivatives by the addition of suffixes.

The sign of the plural is interposed between the article and the suffixes.

WORD ORIGIN

1778, from Modern Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus "fastened," past participle of suffigere "fasten, fix on, fasten below," from sub "upon" (see sub-) + figere "fasten" (see fix (v.)).

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