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16.22: Review of Suffixes

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Review of Suffixes

1. Analyze each of the following words into stem plus one suffix:

Word Analysis: Stem + Suffix
teachable
comprehensible
modifiable
carriage
susceptibility
anxiety
presentable
necessity
appreciable
permissible
baggage
uncertainty
unforgettable
divisible
advantage
divinity
society
specialty
tolerable
flexible
language
indescribable
quantity
disposable
percentage
communicable
ferocity
royalty
variety
simplicity
deductible
irritable

2. Among the adjectives ending in -able and -ible there are instances of rules that you studied in earlier lessons. For each rule given below find instances from the adjectives above and fill in the blanks:

a. Stems that form nouns in <ation> form adjectives in -able:

b. Verbs that end in <ate> form adjectives in -able:

c. Verbs that end in <y> form adjectives in -able:

d. Native English verbs form adjectives in -able:

e. If the verb and adjective use one form of the base while the noun in <ion> uses another, the adjective will be formed in -able:

f. But if the verb and noun use one form of the base while the adjective uses the other, the adjective will be formed in -ible:

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