Suffixes - their importance in spellingIf you can handle suffixes then you're well on the way to becoming a capable speller.
A suffix is simply an ending that's added to a base word to form a new word. Let's look at some examples:
A key thing to know about suffixes is whether it starts with a consonant or a vowel. Here are some suffixes you'll meet quite often:
Did you notice that sometimes the base word changes when you dd a suffix? For example, fire becomes firing (dropping the e) and sit becomes sitting (doubling the letter t).
Work your way through all the Suffix pages to see how these patterns work.
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