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Suffix Quizzes & Trivia

Since we first become capable of speech, we also come to be prone to the creation of words, and we adapt language so that it may coincide with our needs. Suffixes have been one of man’s tools that he used to alter the meaning of words. In linguistics, a suffix (also sometimes called a postfix or ending) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a suffix is called an affirmative, as they can alter the form of the words to which they are fixed.

So, in order to make proper use of this tool, we must obtain a greater understanding of its capabilities. These quizzes will help you with questions like: “What are inflectional suffixes?”, “What are derivational suffixes?”, and “What is a suffixoid?”
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Prefixes and suffixes are sets of letters that are added to the beginning or end of another word. They are not words in their own right and cannot stand on their own in a sentence. Test your knowledge of these using the sentences...

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 19741   |  Last updated: Jul 10, 2020
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    What is the meaning of the word prefix?

Did you know that if you add a prefix or a suffix to a root word, it changes the meaning of the word? Learn a lot of words by taking this quiz.

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 656   |  Last updated: Aug 31, 2015
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    The root word is plenty. If you add the suffix -ful, the new word will be plentiful. What does it mean?

Grammar can be quite confusing and difficult especially for those whom it is not native. The quiz below is to help you asses your suffix knowledge in grammar. All the best in the quiz.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 386   |  Last updated: Sep 12, 2017
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    What word means quality or act of making sound?

Are you a self-proclaimed suffix expert? Take this quiz to find out how knowledgeable you really are when it comes to these word endings.

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 396   |  Last updated: Jan 16, 2017
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    What does the suffix 'ism' mean?

Test your knowledge of functional groups!

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 189   |  Last updated: Mar 7, 2016
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    What is the suffix/prefix of the halogenoalkane functional group?
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