“A” – Vocab-ability Suffixes – A More Powerful Vocabulary (This post includes all suffixes beginning with the letter “A”)

in writing •  8 months ago

This is the first post in the third “chapter” of the Vocab-ability series. While the previous chapters presented those roots that function as “stems” and “prefixes” of current English words, this chapter will present roots that function as “suffixes.”

This post comprises all those suffixes that begin with the letter “A.” 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 10 prefixes that begin with the letter “A."

Free Use: 

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–322 (__able, __ible = can, possible)

Vocab-ability Suffix–323 (__ac, __ic = pertaining to, of)

Vocab-ability Suffix–324 (__age = noun suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–325 (__al = adjective suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–326 (__al, = noun suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–327 (__ance, __ence = noun suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–328 (__ary, = as, of [adjective suffix])

Vocab-ability Suffix–329 (__ate = verb suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–330 (__ation, __tion = noun suffix)

Vocab-ability Suffix–331 (__ative, __tive = having a relation, nature or tendency)

Note re Copyright / Free Use: 

I hold the copyright to the original Vocab-ability guide, which was published in 2002. I hereby grant free use to all the material contained in this post and all other Vocab-ability posts on Steemit.    

Note re Copying each Screenshot: 

Each separate entry (including those in this and other Vocab-ability posts) consists of one screenshot (since making screenshots was the only way I could properly format the individual entries for uploading to Steemit). To use these entries for your personal study or in any classroom, you can download any or all screenshots by clicking and dragging the screenshots that you want to use, and then print them out.

Note re Intro to Vocab-ability and Guide to Vocab-ability :  

Below are the links to the Introduction and the Guide to the Vocab-ability series: 

Vocab-ability – Introduction to “Vocab-ability”. 

Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.  

Note re Distinguishing between Different Chapters:

As this Vocab-ability series progresses, there will be some overlap of the various alphabetical groupings.

(i.e., an "A" post in the first chapter of “Stems,” another "A" post in the chapter of “Prefixes,” and now a third “A” post in this chapter of “Suffixes.”)

However, you can easily distinguish between the post containing “Stems” and those containing “Prefixes” or “Suffixes.”  As you may notice, the text boxes in the different chapters have different borders.  

The first “Stems” chapter has boxes with GRAY borders …

The “Prefixes” chapter has boxes with TAN borders …

This “Suffixes” chapter has boxes with LIGHT BLUE borders …

(Hope this distinction helps.)

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Good work. Glad to see that you are already using the vocab and practicing using these words.

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Also, when I start the daily posts, I will offer a Vocab Practice exercise for each Vocab-ability entry. You might want to save your practice and use replies for that .... altho you can probably think of new examples at that time.


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If you have a proper defination of Suffixes please explain
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Stem = the main part of a word, such as "accept" in the word "unacceptable."
Prefix = a part attached to the beginning of a word, such as "un" in the word "unacceptable."
Suffix = a part attached to the end of a word, such as "able" in the word "unacceptable."


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Suffix like unfavorable

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You're welcome. Glad you appreciate it, and I hope you and many others can continue to take advantage of this "valuable" material (as you imply). 😊

This is good to know. I just discover your feed and just read the 3rd chapter. I will need to go through it and start at first chapter to fully understand. We'll keep this in mind to revist once I got free. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the resteem. You'll find many previous posts, and most of them have links to the other Vocab posts. I truly hope you find them useful and educational.


I find it useful as I read this part of the series. Noticed the links as well, from here i will find my way through the rest of the series. Thanks for these articles.

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Oh, how many, after the prefixes :) I really liked the blue stroke of the picture.