Suffixes – Word Endings that Indicate Parts of Speech

Understanding suffixes (word endings) helps students with spelling (one suffix can be used in many words) and grammar (one suffix has a distinct part of speech such as noun, verb.

Below is a list of common suffixes (word endings) that help indicate what part of speech a word is. Sometimes a word can be identified as a noun, adjective, adverb, or verb by its suffix.

Word Endings | Common Suffixes

Here is a useful list of common word endings in English.

  • -able (capable of being)
  • -ful (full of)
  • -ly (in a manner)
  • -ness (state or quality of)
  • -ment (the action or process of)
  • -less (without)
  • -ness (state or quality of)
  • -ish (tending to be)
  • -ous (full of)
  • -ity (state or quality of)
  • -ation (the action or process of)
  • -ize (cause to become)
  • -ic (related to or characterized by)
  • -ate (form of verb)
  • -en (cause to become)
  • -ish (tending to be)
  • -ive (tending to or having a tendency to)
  • -y (having the characteristics of)
  • -al (related to or characterized by)
  • -ous (full of)
  • -ish (tending to be)
  • -ment (the action or process of)
  • -less (without)
  • -ish (tending to be)
  • -hood (state or condition of)
  • -ship (state or condition of)
  • -dom (state or condition of)
  • -ity (state or quality of)
  • -cy (state or quality of)
  • -ance (state or quality of)
  • -ence (state or quality of)
  • -age (state or quality of)
  • -ure (state or quality of)
  • -ation (the action or process of)
  • -ition (the action or process of)
  • -ition (the action or process of)
  • -sion (the action or process of)
  • -ction (the action or process of)
  • -xion (the action or process of)
  • -ation (the action or process of)
  • -ition (the action or process of)
  • -ation (the action or process of)
  • -ition (the action or process of)
  • -ment (the action or process of)
  • -ness (state or quality of)
  • -ity (state or quality of)
  • -ship (state or condition of)
  • -ment (the action or process of)
  • -ity (state or quality of)
  • -ness (state or quality of)

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Kuh Pasho
Kuh Pasho
5 years ago

Want to polish my conversational skills

Regina
Regina
1 year ago

Yes, it’s teaching me I’m in school now?