Word List: Common Suffixes

A suffix is a part-word added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

These four may be added to a word to mean the person or thing that does the action suggested by the word.

art > artist
paint > painter
act > actor
serve > servant

These five can change a verb into a noun closely related to the verb.

agree > agreement
marry > marriage
protect > protection
invade > invasion
I like to read > I like reading

This suffix can change some nouns into adjectives.

care > careful
wonder > wonderful

And this one can change some adjectives into nouns.

willing > willingness