Friday, August 18, 2006

Suffixes - 1 with meanings

Suffix - Meaning - example

1). id - with a particular quality

e.g - In acrid ACR means sharp ID means quality in smells and tastes thus refers to a particular quality.

2). able, ible - capable of

e.g - In credible root word CRED means trust, believe and suffix IBLE means capable of , thus credible means that can be believed.

3). acy - state of

e.g - celibacy means (state of) living unmarried.

4). ant - full of

e.g - luxuriant means growing thickly and strongly for instance luxuriant tropical vegetation

5). ate - to make

e.g - legitimate means to make legal