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What is a suffix?

 

Definition
 

A suffix is an affix that is attached to the end of a root or stem.

Example (English)
 

The past tense suffix -ed attaches to the end of the stem walk to form the past tense verb walked.

Generic
  A suffix is a kind of
 
See also
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 340

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 226

 

Mish 1991 1179


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