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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language
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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language

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Suffixes

A suffix is a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

For example:


fly > flying help > helped mist > misty enjoy > enjoyment


Split the words below into root word and suffix.

Type in the root word:

Type in the suffix:

quickly
thinking
sweetest
wonderful
hopeless
darken
cracked
employer

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