Directions: Refer to the following lists of suffixes as you complete the exercise that follows.
These mean state of, condition of , or quality of what the base word indicates:
These mean a person who does what the root indicates:
2. Suffixes that indicate verbs and mean to make (what the base word indicates)
3. Suffixes that indicate adjectives
These suffixes mean full of what the base word indicates:
These suffixes mean relating to or pertaining to (what the base word indicates):
Exercise: Add the suffix to the base word. Remember that in some cases, the spelling of the base word may change slightly when the suffix is added. You may consult a dictionary if you are unsure of the spelling.
Example: explode + sion explosion