Suffixes in English

English Suffixes List, Meanings and Example Sentences


Suffixes in English

Suffixes that make NOUNS

Suffix Meaning Example
age A result Wreckage
ance An action or state Importance
-ant A person Asistant
–ee A person Referee
-ence An action or state Difference
-er/or A person Teacher
ery A type or place of work Bakery
ess Makes a feminine form Waitress
-ful As much as will fill Spoonful
ing An action or result Painting
ion A process, state orresult Decoration
ism A belief or condition Judaism
ist A person Florist
ment An action or state Measurement

Suffixes that make ADJECTIVE

Suffix Meaning Example
able Able to be Inflatable
-en Made of Woolen
-ful Full of Beautiful
ible Ability Flexible
ish A little Greenish
less Without Careless
like Similar to, like Lifelike
ous Full of Joyous
some A tendency to Quarrelsome