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Suffixes: Where to use them?

Have you heard of the term 'suffixes' but don't know what it is? This story will give you a good idea about them!
A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to create a new word is known as a suffix.

The suffix '-ly' can create words like 'slowly', 'badly', etc., from base words like 'slow' and 'bad', respectively.a
In English, suffixes are important for writing and reading comprehension in addition to grammar.
Suffixes are used for verb conjugation.
For example:

We add '-ed' for past tense (booked, cried) or '-s' for simple present (smiles, laughs).
Suffixes like '-s' or '-es' are used to show plural nouns (dogs, thieves).
However, you can’t use suffixes with every verb, especially irregular verbs.
The suffix -'s can be used to indicate ownership or a direct connection for the majority of singular nouns.
For example - My sister's dress was torn by a nail.
They are used for comparative (-er) and superlative (-est) adjectives.
For example - The comparative form of 'warm' is 'warmer' & superlative form is 'warmest'.
Frequently, you can change the parts of speech of a basic word by adding various suffixes.

E.g.:  Noun - beauty
Verb - beautify
Adjective - beautiful
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