This post comprises all those suffixes that begin with the letter “I.” It includes many English words whose etymology can be traced to Greek and Latin roots.
If you learn these suffixes, you will be able to understand and use many English words that feature them. Vocab-ability is an easy-to-use resource guide to help you understand those suffixes.
In total, this Vocab-ability post features 9 suffixes that begin with the letter “I."
Please feel free to download the following material, copy it, print it out, and distribute it for any and all educational purposes. If it helps you or your students increase your English vocabulary, it will have served its purpose. And I will know that my efforts have proven beneficial. (Please see my additional comments and notes below the entries.)
Vocab-ability Suffix–343 (__ic, __ical = as, like [adjective suffix])
Vocab-ability Suffix–344 (__il, __ile = capable of, pertaining to [adjective suffix])
Vocab-ability Suffix–345 (__ish = as, like [adjective suffix])
Vocab-ability Suffix–346 (__ism = theory, doctrine, practice)
Vocab-ability Suffix–347 (__ist = doer, practitioner)
Vocab-ability Suffix–348 (__itis = inflammatory disease, bad condition)
Vocab-ability Suffix–349 (__ity = condition, quality)
Vocab-ability Suffix–350 (__ive, __ = characterized by, [adjective suffix])
Vocab-ability Suffix–351 (__ize = do, make, [verb suffix])
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Vocab-ability – Introduction to “Vocab-ability”.
Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.
Vocab-ability Suffixes– All SUFFIXES beginning with “A”.
Vocab-ability Suffixes– All SUFFIXES beginning with “C”.
Vocab-ability Suffixes– All SUFFIXES beginning with “E”.
Vocab-ability Suffixes– All SUFFIXES beginning with “F”.