Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 3 – Vocabulary – Suffixes – Upper Intermediate

We’re back with some vocabulary! This is upper intermediate, so this will be a bit more difficult! These suffixes will go more into detail, so I hope you enjoy this!

As you already know, a suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word that usually changes the part of the speech. Knowing the meaning of common suffixes will help you to develop a RICH VOCABULARY!

Sometimes there can be two noun forms with different meanings.

Identity is the concept of who we are while identification is usually the act or result of identifying someone or something:

Life events that affect one’s identity.

It’s not 100% reliable as a form of identification.

Add the correct ending for these nouns and adjectives and put them in the appropriate column. Add others you know.

Nouns: inform-, national-, probab-, recogni-, reliab-, vari-, verific-,

Adjectives: attain-, manage-, structur-

Common adjectival endingsCommon noun endings
related to (= -al, ive)capable of ( = ible, -ablestate or result ( = -ation, -ition, -sionquality of ( = -ty, -ity, -ility, -ance, -ence

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