Word Formation – Verb Suffixes


Verb suffixes – good to know for the Use of English paper of the FCE, CAE and CPE Exams. A bit of research would help as well, so  you should find and add the nouns or the adjectives for the verbs in the list. It may be time-consuming, but it’s worth it.

As you know, there are four verb suffixes that you need to be aware of, that is, -ate, -en, -ify and -ise/ize. If what you get in the exam is a noun or an adjective and you don’t remember the verb, try adding each of these suffixes and one will surely ring a bell to you:

Since Christmas is coming, here’s a joke:

Q: What’s another name for Santa’s elves?

A: Subordinate Clauses.

Grammar everywhere. (jokes4us.com)

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