What Are Suffixes?
A suffix is a letter, or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning or make it grammatically correct. Suffixes are the opposite of prefixes, which are added at the front of the word, while the suffix is added at the back of the word. Some of the examples of suffixes are as follows: Joyous, Tenderness, Effectiveness.
What Do You Call A...
A suffix comes at the end of a word. You can name someone who does something, something that does something, or someone who provides or is involved with something by adding the suffix "-er" to the end of a verb.
Rules for Adding the Suffix "-er"
Add the suffix "-er" to each of the following words.
Adding Suffixes Makes New Words
Add the correct suffix, -ful or -less to each word below to create a word that matches the meaning given.
Add the correct suffix to each word below to create a word that matches the meaning given.
Add a Suffix
You can use suffixes to create new words. Choose one of the suffixes provided to create a word that has the meaning provided. Write your word on the line.
Create Adjectives with Suffixes
You can create adjectives by adding certain suffixes to nouns and verbs. You may have to change, drop, or add letters before adding the suffix to some words.
Making Modifiers with Suffixes
Add one of the suffixes above to each word to create an adjective. Write the new word on the line.
What's It Mean?
Write the meaning of each word of each word on the first line. Then find the suffix and write it on the second line.
A Person Who...
Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to create a noun that means a person who...
Add one of the four suffixes above to each word to make a noun. Write the new word on the line.
Suffixes and Meaning
Write the suffix in each word. Write the meaning of the word on the line.
Making New Words
Write the new word on the first line. Write the new word's part of speech on the second line.
Parts of Speech
Write the suffix on the first line. What part of speech is the word? Write the part of speech on the second line.
Filling It In...
How many words you can make that contain the suffixes you identified above? Write your words on the lines.
How Is It?
Circle the word in each line that contains a suffix.
-er and -est
Use the words in the box to help you add er and est to the base words.