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al as a suffix

These words include the suffix -al.

As -al is a vowel suffix, any vowel at the end of a root word is removed before the suffix is added. For example: arrive - e = arriv-, arriv- + -al = arrival.

If the root word doesn't end in a vowel, no change needs to be made before the suffix is added. For example: intention + -al = intentional.

The arrival of the Queen was marked by a fanfare.
Her bridal gown was spectacular.
The church had several burial grounds.
The bank was fairly central in the city.
The clown's act was very comical.
He made an emotional appeal for information.
Is global warming the cause of climate change?
It was a grotesque and intentional act of violence.
The country relies on international trade.
Aladdin flew on a magical carpet.
When the prince married, there was a national holiday.
Participation is optional.
My teacher takes a personal interest in my progress.
The city had many seasonal visitors.
Water is essential for survival.
It was a topical debate.
Tropical plants can be hard to keep alive in cold countries.

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Learn about these words in Unit 26. Word endings: -le, and exceptions e.g. al, el, ol

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