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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. (similar or prone to)
a. -ish
Lety tiene el pelo castaño rojizo.Lety has reddish-brown hair.
b. -ly
Su madre lo sobreprotegía porque siempre fue un niño enfermizo.His mother overprotected him because he was always a sickly child.
c. -y
Cuidado cuando salgan de la alberca. Este piso es muy resbaladizo.Be careful when you get out of the pool. This floor is very slippery.
2. (having the quality of; used with nouns to form adjectives)
a. -y
Martina consultó a su doctor sobre el sabor cobrizo que tenía en la boca.Martina consulted her doctor about the coppery taste in her mouth.
3. (prone to; used with verbs to form adjectives)
a. -ful
Tatiana es igual de olvidadiza y despistada que su madre.Tatiana is as forgetful and absent-minded as her mother.
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