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Grade 3 - English Language
1.22 Suffixes

Suffixes are syllables added at the end of words to change their meaning.

Examples:
Adding ing to a word means that it is happening now.
snow + ing = snowing
wish+ing=wishing
play+ing=playing
look+ing=looking
cry+ing=crying
Adding ed to a word means it happened in the past.
snow + ed = snowed
talk+ed=talked
walk+ed=walked
wish+ed=wished
play+ed=played

Adding suffix ful:
help+ful=helpful
beauty+ful=beautiful
joy+ful=joyful
fear+ful=fearful
care+ful=careful
play+ful=playful
cheer+ful=cheerful
forget+ful=forgetful
delight+ful=delightful
Adding suffix ly:
loud+ly=loudly
quiet+ly=quietly
quick+ly=quickly
near+ly=nearly
glad+ly=gladly
Adding suffix less or ness:
dark+ness=darkness
neat+ness=neatness
thick+ness=thickness
home+less=homeless
use+less=useless
spot+less=spotless

When the last syllable of a word is y by itself, usually change the y to i when you add a suffix.

Examples:
Adding suffix er:
steady becomes steadier
hardy becomes hardier
chilly becomes chillier
Adding suffix est:
funny + est = funniest
happy + est = happiest
busy + est = busiest
mighty + est = mightiest
Adding suffix ness:
icy + ness = iciness
sticky + ness = stickiness


Directions: Choose the word with the proper suffix to replace the underlined word. Write five example words for each of the suffixes described above; and write their parts of speech and use them in sentences. As a homework, read a book and find words with various suffixes and them and the sentences in which they appear on a sheet of paper.
Q 1: Holidays are always joy.
joyful
joyable
joy

Q 2: The sweet of the candy left me craving for more.
sweetless
sweet
sweetness

Q 3: John is very friend.
friendly
friend
friendish

Q 4: It is need to buy ten identical dolls.
need
needless
needy

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