SUFFIXES What is a Suffix? A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. To change a word from singular to plural, you add the suffix -s or -es. Examples: boy - boys box - boxes To change from present to past tense, you add the suffix -ed. Examples: color - colored To compare words, you add the suffix -er or -est. Examples: fast, faster, fastest Here are more suffixes that change the meaning of words: -ful, -less, -ness, -ly, -ing Examples: help - helpful - helpless sad - sadness quick - quickly jump - jumping Try this! Add a suffix to ‘girl’ to make it mean more than one girl. _______________ Add a suffix to ‘bump’ to change it to past tense. _______________ Add a suffix to ‘care’ to make it mean without care. _______________ Add a suffix to ‘thank’ to make it mean full of thanks. _______________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.