Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Suffix"

The meaning of "Suffix" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does oriented as a suffix mean?
A: It means focused on or concentrated on. family-oriented therefore means taking note of and providing for families and the range of ages of the people in a family.
By the way the correct term is oriented; orientated as in your last two examples is a made up word that unfortunately a lot of people have adopted!
Q: What does the suffix "-ling" mean?
A:
tiene diferentes significados, pero en muchas situaciones significa [pequeño] y [desde o hacia]
Q: What does suffix mean?
A: It means something which is added after a particular word which would change its meaning..
satisfac'tion', happi'ly', frustra'tion', stabb'ed' etc.
Q: What does suffixes mean?
A: It goes after a word.
Like: -er (bigger, smaller) -est (best, worst)
Q: What does the suffix "-ish" mean?
A: Almost or Slightly. So if some is hotish it's very warm but not hot.

Example sentences using "Suffix"

Q: Please show me example sentences with suffix - ville

.
A: -ville is a somewhat common place name ending in North America e.g. Charlottesville, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Drummondville. We don't have it in the UK as much with places because of how the various parts of the UK has been conquered & renamed over its history, but it's still recognisable as a place name ending, and so sometimes it can be used to make a joke about a town/city that is populated by people of a certain quality, or that has a certain quality itself.

For example, you might jokingly say something like "Idiotville, population: me" if you say/do something stupid, which is saying that you live in a town called Idiotville, where everyone is an idiot.
It's not really the -ville part that is funny, but more the concept of hypothetical towns/cities that are named because of a certain quality of the town/its inhabitants, and making jokes around the idea. Hope that helps!
Q: Please show me example sentences with Which suffix can you add to the word ‘peace’ to make a new word?
Select one:
a. est
b. ful
c. ment
d. ing.
A: “ful”
Q: Please show me example sentences with What does the suffix "-ish" refer to? Can it be used as a word itself?
(And I would be pleased if you could also record your voice!).
A: -ish is used informally to describe something being half or not fully something. You wouldn’t say -ish as it’s own word but you can describe things like “this shirt is reddish” (The shirt is sort of red) or “I’m full-ish but I could eat more” (I’m sort of full)
Q: Please show me example sentences with suffix ish ( like in:"let's meet around sevenish) .
A: The kettle is yellowish

Synonyms of "Suffix" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between the -able and the -ible suffixes ?
A: We don't really talk about regular and irregular in English as the whole language is irregular:-D That doesn't help you.much though does it? Convertible comes from the Latin word convertere and the adjective convertibilis which is why it has an ible not an able. The same for responsible which comes from the Latin repondere. You just have to memorize these exceptions. At least nobody cares when you are speaking
Q: What is the difference between suffix tion and suffix ing ?
A: -Ing nouns are verbs that can be used as nouns, so it is just the act of doing something. -Tion usually implies a final result. (For example, a "creation" is the result of the act of "creating") Or, "Founding new institutions is important" and "The foundation of new institutions is important" where a "foundation" can be the result of "founding." Hope that helps more!
Q: What is the difference between suffixes and postfixes ?
A: They are interchangeable. But suffix is more normal.

postfix is a technical term.
Q: What is the difference between suffixes and prefixes ?
A: "pre-" is a prefix that is in words like:
- preview ("to look over beforehand")
- preapprove
- preschool
Another common prefix is "inter-":
- intervention
- international

"-ful" is a suffix that is in words like:
- helpful ("full of help")
- cheerful ("full of cheer")
- grateful ("full of gratitude")

Translations of "Suffix"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)?
Why “write” does not need to add double “t” when adding the suffix “ing”, but becomes the form of past participle “written” need to double “t”
A: I don't know any reason other than hundreds of years of convention. It is one of many irregular verbs.
'bite' is the same way with 'biting' and 'bitten','hiding' and 'hidden'
The 'i' sound is long in 'write' and 'bite' and 'hide' but short in 'written' and 'bitten' and 'hidden'.
The change in sound as a reason doesn't help though with words like 'driving - driven', 'breaking - broken'.

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? suffix
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? suffix
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Suffix"

Q: How many suffixes are there? What are they?
A: There are a lot, more than I can count and I have been speaking English for a long time.

Here is some basic ones:

-age // example: passage and marriage.
-age means "the process of [commonly: time]." Like, taking a passage on a boat can take time and marriage also takes time.

-ifly // example: simplify and solidify.
-ifly means "to make or become." Like, simplify means to make simple and solidify means to make something a solid.

-ure //example: failure and closure.
-ure means "condition." Like, failure means the condition of being failed and closure means the condition of being closed.

If you are still confused, here are links that can be helpful and will explain the common suffixes:
https://www.thoughtco.com/common-suffixes-in-english-1692725
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/suffixes-in-english/

I hope you understand, ask me if you have more questions. This is a very hard topic so it is fine to not understand them right away.
Q: What does the suffix "up" in a word means. For example show up grow up, start up, blow up, move up e.t.c. Does "up" means different in different word. If you think this question doesn't make sense then please do let me know.
A: The preposition up makes it a phrasal verb. Research about phrasal verbs will help. They’re also called idioms
Show up: appear
Grow up: develop
Start up: begin/switch on
Blow up: explode
Move up: move to a better place

Up generally means increase, and so modifies the verb it’s paired with.
Q: I was misreading the kanji suffix for floor numbering in Japanese until now. Does this sound natural?
A: × I was misreading the kanji suffix for floor numbering in Japanese until now.
✓ I have been misreading the kanji suffix for floor numbering in Japanese until now.

Q: what does suffix"-lock" mean?
please give me an example, thx!
A: It means action or proceeding. An example would be wedlock.
Q: Can I use the suffix "ever" in any word?
Like:
what + ever = whatever
where + ever = wherever
A: Whyever did he say that? = Why on earth did he say that? It is uncommon but not incorrect.
However, whoever, whomever, whichever, whatever, wherever, forever all work perfectly are are commonly used, particularly when expressing a feeling of disbelief or frustration.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

suffix

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions