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Examples of suffixes

The base word help with several suffixes

helps
Jack helps his sister to put on her coat.
helping
I don't mind helping you.
helped
The injured hiker was helped to safety.
helper
Jane volunteered to be a helper.
helpful
It can be helpful to massage your feet when they are tired.
helpless
The sailors were helpless in the stormy weather.
helpfully
She helpfully fixed the fault on my computer.
helpfulness
Your helpfulness will be rewarded later.
helplessness
I understand your feelings of helplessness at this sad time.

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Learn about these words in Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'

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Other lists from Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'

Words with doubled letters
No need to double
When to drop the final e
Change y to i
Words where y does not change
Change f to ve

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