|A suffix is a letter or a group of letters added to a word to change its meaning. Some examples:|
In all the examples above, the root word did not change when the suffix was added. This unit will teach you when we do need to change the root word.
Suffixes come in two kinds: 'vowel suffixes' and 'consonant suffixes'.
The vowel suffixes start with a vowel.
The consonant suffixes start with a consonant.
Now try these:
Each sentence has one word with a suffix. Spot the suffix and think:
'Is it a vowel suffix or a consonant suffix?'
Select consonant or vowel. Remember y on the end is a vowel.
The first one has been done for you.
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