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Suffixes to Know
Suffixes come at the end of a word. They show whether the word is a verb, noun, adjective, or adverb. Learning these word-endings can help you recognize a noun, adjective, verb, or adverb.
These are common endings for nouns. If you see these endings on a word, then you know it must be a noun.
-dom at the end of a word means:
These are common word endings for adjectives. If you see these ending at the end of a word, you can be certain it is an adjective.
These are common endings for verbs. If you see these endings on a word, then the word is most likely a verb.
“-ly” is the most common ending for an adverb. If you see this ending in a word, you can be fairly certain that it is an adverb. However, keep in mind that occasionally it will make an adjective.
From “Working on Words,” by John F. Canney, J. Philip Goldberg, and Diane D. Conner
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