Prefixes  Suffixes

Learning Prefixes and Suffixes was never so easy as it is now. This site represents the most complete collection of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and word stems found on the Web today.

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Common Suffixes

Common suffixes are exactly what the name implies. They are those suffixes that are more frequently used or 'common' in the language.



Looking over the suffix list below should be beneficial in that it indicates the type of words formed when those suffixes are added to a word or stem.

The list below makes up the most common suffixes found in the English Language.

Other pages in this site contain suffixes that are more specialized and not so common are the ones below.

Suffixes usually come form the Greek or Latin languages and are found and used in a variety of ways.


Common Suffixes Making Nouns

ion, sion, tion
acy
age
ance, ence
hood
ar, or
ism
ist
ment
ness
y
ty
population
accuracy
image
attendance
childhood
scholar, doctor
socialism
artist
government
happiness
beauty
reality, capacity

Common Suffixes Making Verbs and Adverbs

ate
ify
ize
en
ly
populate
beautify
realize
strengthen, widen
readily, gently

Common Suffixes Making Adjectives

able, ible
ate
al
ful
ly
ic
ish
like
ous
y
capable, terrible
accurate
natural
beautiful
friendly
chronic
childish
childlike
populous, numerous
happy




For even more suffixes, and yes, some of them are common suffixes just click on the preceding link... you'll learn some necessary suffix spelling rules.