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."
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.)