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Suffixes

English Language Arts, Grade 2

 
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A root word is a word before a prefix or a suffix is added to it. Sometimes root words are called base words. In the word slower the root word is slow. The suffix is -er. In the word hopeless, the root word is hope. The suffix is -less. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a root word that change its meaning. The suffix -s or -es added to a word means more than one. Put the chairs around the table. The suffix -ful means full of. That is a beautiful vase. The suffix -ness means having the quality of. The darkness was complete. The suffix -less means without. My little dog is fearless. The suffix -er means more. Use it to compare two things. Jill can read faster than I can. The suffix -est means most. Use it to compare three or more things. Alberto is the tallest boy in our class. Suffixes Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4014
Add the suffix to each root word. Write the new word on the line. 1. box + es = ________________ 2. cheer + ful = ________________ 3. steep + er = ________________ 4. kind + ness = ________________ 5. help + less = ________________ 6. chipmunk + s = ________________ 7. smooth + est = ________________ Suffixes Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4014