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Noun Endings

Ending -al -ance/-ancy/ence/-ency -ation -ice -er/-or -graph -ian -ing -ism -ist -ity -ization -ment -ness -ogy -oid -ory -ship -sion/-tion Usage the act of doing, or the state of relating to quality, state or condition action or process of; result of condition, quality or act Example betrayal, refusal performance, infancy, prominence, urgency creation, reformation cowardice, notice

person or thing that performs the action teacher, worker, competitor, legislator a writing or record person or thing having the quality of (gerund ending) action or practice, theory or doctrine telegraph, polygraph politician, amphibian teaching, working nationalism, Hinduism

one who, or that which does or has to do nationalist, typist with state, condition or quality nouns formed from verbs; condition, act, process the product or result of; the means of relating to quality, state or condition the study of like, resembling a place for the action of the verb stem the state, condition or quality of; art or skill of action or process of; condition or state of being; result of inferiority, confidentiality harmonization, urbanization achievement, government happiness, sadness biology, geology humanoid, android dormitory, repository friendship, marksmanship rejection, completion, connection

Verb Endings
Ending Usage -ate verbs from some Latin forms -ed -en -er -fy -ing forms the simple past and past participle of regular verbs verbs formed from adjectives verbs with a habitual or repeated action cause to be or become present participle and part of progressive tenses Example fascinate, participate walked, has walked soften, weaken stutter, canter beautify, liquefy walking, is walking

-ise/-ize to cause to become, resemble; make into; to act in the manner authorize, of sympathize -s/-es ending of third person singular, present tense walks, runs

boring realistic. opposite down from. near before in time or order against. or there may be several prefixes with the same meaning. anarchy adhere. fit for. collaborate. resilient bigger. polite attentive. jointly against. combine. with. characterized by pertaining to. advert antechamber. bored dependent. having the qualities of Example trainable. correspond contraception. contraband descent. anxious -able/-ible/-ble capable of. through away from. connected with. like full of. having the nature of in the act or process of doing adjectives formed from nouns having the quality of comparative ending superlative ending full of. faster biggest. toward. diagram disconnect. antibiotic beneficial.Adjective endings Ending -al -ant -ed -ent -er -est -ful -ic -ing -istic -ite -ive -ory -ose -ous/-ious Usage relating to. socialistic infinite. disown . conspire. antecedent antiaircraft. It is a situation that helps lead to the richness of the English vocabulary. off across. militant interested. Prefix a-/anadanteantibenebibycircumco-/col-/com/ con-/corcontradediadisUsage without to. likely to a place or instrument for doing the main element laboratory. personal vigilant. away. apart Example amoral. fastest beautiful. tending to. bipolar bystander. opposed to good two aside or apart from around together. grandiose poisonous. declassify diagonal. flexible musical. bountiful volcanic. resembling participial form as an adjective having the qualities of. benefactor bicycle. While some prefixes have only one meaning. dormitory Prefixes Prefixes aid in determining the meaning of words. angelic interesting. others may have more than one. circumnavigate co-author. formed from derived from some Latin verbs having a tendency to or the nature of full of. byproduct circumpolar. massive verbose.

back one. inside of bad. nonconformist objection. superior around. in addition epidermis. precaution project. associated with three across. greater. wrong small wrong one. exasperate hyperbole. perihelion polygamy. prognosis redo. with each other within. into. hypothesis . irrefutable interchange. undo unicorn. inoperable. outside. succumb. much not against. malignant microscope. beneath above. microorganism mistake. semiconscious submarine. occurring earlier back again back again. epilogue to out of. hyperactive illegible. through beyond. toward the front. monopoly multilingual. excessive. above. postmortem predict. partly under. near many after in time or order before in time or order forward. opposed to. on top of. backward half. sympathy. together. renew retrospective. excessive. down. beneath. alone many. ultraviolet unavoidable. evil. overdraft perimeter. suffocate. polygon postdated. better with. support. alone exhale. in opposition above. extreme in. introvert malformed. retroactive semiconductor. transfuse ultramarine. multiply nonentity. intercede intramural. impolite. suspect superfluous syllable. extreme not. misinformation monotone. synapse tricycle transform. uniform under. oblivious overactive. thoroughly beyond. on not between.epiexhyperhypoil-/im-/in-/irinterintra-/intromalmicromismonomultinonoboverperipolypostpreproreretrosemisub-/suc-/suf/sup-/sussuper syl-/sym-/syntritransultraununi- upon. less than hypodermic.

Any good dictionary will give you the various forms of a word. A few of these word form ‘families’ are given in the chart below as examples.There are many words that have noun. noun beauty creation verb beautify create adjective beautiful creative adverb beautifully creatively nationally naturally noticeably sadly competition/competitor compete management/manager manage nature notice sadness significance competitive competitively manageable manageably nationalist/nationalism nationalize national naturalize natural notice sadden signify noticeable sad significant significantly . verb. and adverb forms. adjective.

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