Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    what is the function of the suffix "ist"

    can you tell me the function of the suffix "ist"

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 64
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: what is the function of the suffix "ist"

    "ist" when attached to a noun usually creates a person conforms to a way of thinking. A catholocist conforms to Catholocism. Sexist... sexism. Can also attach to noun and then represents a person who does something. ie cyclist or guitarist.

Similar Threads

  1. Forms and function
    By kotenok in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-May-2007, 22:46
  2. Gerund or participle?
    By Humble in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2007, 16:59
  3. a function of being wise?
    By KuaiLe in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Jul-2006, 02:52
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Jul-2006, 13:51
  5. Suffix
    By dchan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2005, 02:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •