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Affix vs. Suffix: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 17, 2023
Affix is incorrectly spelled when meant as Suffix, a morpheme added at the end of a word to form a derivative.

Key Differences

Remember, "affix" is a general term including prefixes, infixes, and suffixes, while "suffix" specifically refers to the end of a word.
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Oct 17, 2023
Think of "suffix" as a "fix" at the "end" of a word; it comes after, hence the "su-" prefix meaning "under, below, behind."
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"Affix" contains "A" for "addition," representing any morphemes added to words, while "suffix" has "SU," indicating it's "subsequent" to the root.
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The "su-" in "suffix" can be thought of as a shortened form of "sub-," like in "submarine," which goes below, as a suffix goes after the root.
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Oct 17, 2023
The term "suffix" contains the word "fix," as in attaching firmly to the end of something, contrasting "affix," which is more general.
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Oct 17, 2023
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Affix and Suffix Definitions

Affix

Affix is an incorrect spelling of Suffix.
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Suffix

An element placed after the root of a word.
The suffix -ful in helpful indicates being full of help.
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Oct 17, 2023

Suffix

A morpheme added at the end of a word.
Adding -ness converts happy to happiness.
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Oct 17, 2023

Suffix

A syllable added to the end of a word to alter its meaning.
-less in careless means without care.
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Suffix

An affix added to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word or functioning as an inflectional ending, such as -ness in gentleness, -ing in walking, or -s in sits.
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Suffix

To add as a suffix.
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Suffix

A morpheme added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning.
The suffix "-able" changes "sing" into "singable".
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Suffix

(mathematics) A subscript.
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Suffix

(computing) A final segment of a string of characters.
The string "abra" is both a prefix and a suffix of the string "abracadabra".
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Suffix

(transitive) To append (something) to the end of something else.
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Suffix

A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.
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Suffix

To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.
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Suffix

An affix that is added at the end of the word
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Suffix

Attach a suffix to;
Suffix words
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Suffix

A letter or group of letters added to the ending of words to change their grammatical function or meaning.
In runner, -er denotes someone who runs.
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Oct 17, 2023

Suffix

A postbase that creates a new word when added to the base.
-ment in enjoyment signifies the condition of enjoying.
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before Suffix?

The vowel "u" is used before suffix.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the verb form of Suffix?

The verb form is "to suffix," meaning to attach something at the end of a word.
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What is the singular form of Suffix?

The singular form is "suffix."
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What is the pronunciation of Suffix?

It's pronounced as "suh-fiks."
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What is the root word of Suffix?

The root word is the Latin "suf-" or "sub-" meaning "under, below, behind," and "fixus," meaning "fixed/attached."
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Which preposition is used with Suffix?

The preposition "to" is often used with suffix (e.g., "to add a suffix to a word").
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Which article is used with Suffix?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "suffix" depending on the context.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Suffix an adverb?

No, "suffix" is not an adverb.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Suffix an abstract noun?

Yes, it's an abstract noun as it refers to a grammatical concept.
Janet White
Oct 17, 2023

Is Suffix a negative or positive word?

It is neutral; it's a grammatical term without positive or negative connotation.
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Which conjunction is used with Suffix?

No specific conjunction is used exclusively with "suffix"; it depends on the sentence structure.
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Is Suffix a noun or adjective?

"Suffix" is primarily a noun.
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Oct 17, 2023

Why is it called Suffix?

It's called a suffix because it's derived from the Latin "suffixum," meaning "to attach underneath or at the end."
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Is Suffix a vowel or consonant?

"Suffix" is a word, not a letter, and contains both vowels and consonants.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is the Suffix term a metaphor?

No, it's not typically used metaphorically.
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How many syllables are in Suffix?

There are two syllables in "suffix."
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What is another term for Suffix?

There's no direct synonym, but it's a type of "affix."
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the second form of Suffix?

The second form (past simple) is "suffixed."
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the third form of Suffix?

The third form (past participle) is "suffixed."
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the plural form of Suffix?

The plural form is "suffixes."
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Suffix a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is the word Suffix is imperative?

No, it's not imperative; it's a grammatical term.
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Oct 17, 2023

How do we divide Suffix into syllables?

It is divided as su-ffix.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Suffix?

The stressed syllable is "su-."
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the opposite of Suffix?

The opposite would be "prefix," which is added to the beginning of a word.
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What is the first form of Suffix?

As a verb, the first form is "suffix."
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Suffix a countable noun?

Yes, it's countable; you can have one or multiple suffixes.
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Oct 17, 2023

What part of speech is Suffix?

It's a noun when referring to the grammatical concept, and it becomes a verb in its verb form "to suffix."
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Oct 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with Suffix?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "this" can be used, depending on the sentence.
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Oct 17, 2023

How is Suffix used in a sentence?

In a sentence: "The suffix '-ed' is often used to indicate the past tense of a verb."
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Oct 17, 2023
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