Term: Suffix

Definition:

Suffixes are groups of letters placed after a word to modify its meaning or change it into a different word group, from an adjective to an adverb, etc.

EG: gladly (the suffix -ly changes the word from an adjective to an adverb)

approached (the suffix -ed changes the verb from the present to the past)


 

See Also:Prefix; Affix; Morpheme; Inflection

Category: Prefixes & Suffixes