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jueves, 26 de enero de 2012

Happy endings...sufixes.

Hi everyone! 

After "All´s well, that starts well" I know you were all wondering: what about the sufixes? They deserve attention too! Here it is! 

Suffixes are included to the end of a word to change its meaning. Common ones include: -ing, -ible, -ize, -ise, -ist, -ly, -able, -ful, -ness, -ation,...

Let´s have a look at these basic rules about their spelling:

-Adding a sufixe may alter the spelling of the preceding word.

-If a word ends in a y that is preceded by a consonant, the y changes to i.
happy/ happiness.
beauty/ beautiful.

-But if the y is preceded by a vowel, the y remains.

-And if the original word ends in an e, this is usually dropped.

But not always!
Pronounceable, not pronuncable. (Because that way the pronunciation would be altered.)

Let´s see some of them. You will realise you already know plenty of them and as it happenned with prefixes, we will suddenly find ourselves with way more vocabulary that we thought we had.

- able: can or able to do something.
i.e: capable, unable, realiabale (digno de confianza), bearable (soportable).

- fuL: fuLL of.
i.e: beautiful (llena de belleza), useful, helpful, faithful (fiel, creyente).

- ment, -ness, -ion: to convert a verb into a noun (there is more, those are just some of them)
i.e: movement, engagement, establishment, caution, information.

- ness: to convert and adjective into a noun.

i.e: beautifulness, usefulness, madness.

- ly, -ively: adverb making.
i.e: lively, actively, suddenly, slowly.

- er, or: to name the person that does something, the doer.
i.e: worker, teacher, doctor, singer.

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