WORD FORMATION

Suffixes (change the type of word)

N O U N S

-er
interview employ manage interviewer employer manager
Interviewee (person affected) employee

-ness
happy ill lonely happiness illness loneliness

N O U N S

-(t)ion
organise act add organisation action addition

-ity
individual possible popular individuality possibility popularity

N O U N S

-hood
child neighbour childhood neighbourhood

-ship
friend scholar friendship scholarship

-ment
develop employ development employment

N O U N S

-dom
free king freedom kingdom

-al
arrive refuse arrival refusal

A D J E C T I V E S

-ful
use care harm useful careful harmful

-less
use care harm useless careless harmless

A D J E C T I V E S

-able/-ible
comfort access believe comfortable accessible believable

-d/-ed
qualify talent hate qualified talented hated

A D J E C T I V E S

-ic-ical
science climate politics scientific climatic political

-y
salt rain friend week salty rainy friendly weekly

A D J E C T I V E S

-ous
danger poison courage dangerous poisonous courageous

-ive
create product attract creative productive attractive

A D V E R B S

-ly
calm regular normal calmly regularly normally

V E R B S

-(e)n
wide thick widen thicken

-ise/-ize
private critic privatize criticize

-ify
pure identity purify identify

Prefixes
change the meaning of a word

under- (below; beneath; not enough) paid cover underpaid undercover

over- (more than usual; too much) time confident overtime overconfident

un- (not; the opposite of) employed do unemployed undo

in-; il-; ir-; im- (not; the opposite of) credible logical relevant moral incredible illogical irrelevant immoral

mis- (bad/badly; wrong/wrongly) understand behaviour misunderstand misbehaviour

Other common prefixes:
bi- (two ; double): bilingual co- (together with): co-produced; coexist inter- (between): interaction; international counter- (against; opposite): counterterrorism mega- (very large; great): megastore non- (not): nonsense; non-alcoholic out- (greater; better; longer): outlive; outnumber de- (the opposite of): decentralize; deforestation

COMBINING«
unnecessarily underdevelopment deforestation carelessly unbelievable «..

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