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Base Words & Suffixes
A base word is a word that can stand alone, or have a suffix.

A suffix is added to the end of the word to change the meaning.

A plural means there is more than one thing.

Examples of Suffixes:

-s (sounds like /s/ or /z/) plural *ex. maps
-es (sounds like /iz/) plural used after s, sh, x, ch, z *ex. boxes
-ed (sounds like /ed/, or /id/) happened already *ex. rented
-ing is happening now * ex. renting
-er compares 2 people or things *ex.taller
-est compares 3 or more people or things *ex. smallest
-ful *ex. careful
-less *ex. careless
-ment *ex. shipment
-ness *ex. kindness
-ish *ex. pinkish
-en *ex. sharpen
-ive *ex. expensive
-able *ex. bendable
-y *ex. grumpy
-ly *ex. actively
-ty *ex. safety
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