suffix -ery

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Dear teachers,

The suffix -ery is a noun-forming suffix. But what about the word "slippery"? Here the word is an adjective!
Are there any other words that are adjectives with this suffix?

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Dear teachers,

The suffix -ery is a noun-forming suffix. But what about the word "slippery"? Here the word is an adjective!
Are there any other words that are adjectives with this suffix?

Thanks.

What makes you say that "ery" is a noun forming suffix? There are many adjectives ending in "ery".
 

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Hi,
I have checked some dictionaries! and several online sites. Would you please give me some examples of adjectives?
 

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Hi,
I have checked some dictionaries! and several online sites. Would you please give me some examples of adjectives?

Before we start providing examples, please supply the information you have gleaned from dictionaries and "several online sites" to show that "-ery" is a noun-forming suffix. Please give the names of the sites and, where possible, a link to the relevant page.
 

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Also note that -ery is often actually two suffixes if you're doing a morphological analysis.
bake -> baker -> bakery. -er and -y are suffixes.

"The suffix first occurs in loans from Old French into Middle English, but becomes productive within English by the 16th century, in some instances properly a combination of -er with
-y as in bakery, brewery, but also as a single suffix in terms like slavery, machinery."
-ery - Wiktionary

Also, just because -ery can be a noun-forming suffix, which I wouldn't contest, that doesn't mean it's always a noun-forming suffix, or even as I've said, one suffix at all.

 

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Adjectives ending -ery:

flowery, blustery, feathery, coppery, buttery...to name but a few.
 

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Hi Rover_KE,
These words that you have provided are not the ones I need because "flowery" is "flower+-y" and not "flower+-ery"!!!! This also applies to the other words!
 
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