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A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
1. (place of or for; used with verbs to form nouns)
a. -atorio
Bobby is playing piano in the conservatory.Bobby está tocando el piano en el conservatorio.
2. (serving or tending to; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -atorio
The use of uniform is mandatory.El uso de uniforme es obligatorio.
b. -ivo
We need an explanatory variable to compare the results of our experiment to that of the control group.Necesitamos una variable explicativa para comparar los resultados de nuestro experimento con los del grupo de control.
c. -or
Predatory species feed on their preys.Las especies predadoras se alimentan de sus presas.
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