Prefixes and Suffixes
Concept: Words with ‘ing’
Definition of Suffix and Prefix
- A suffix is the part of a word that joins at the end of a main word to give a new meaning to the newly formed word.
- A prefix is the part of a word that is joined at the beginning of a main word to give a new meaning.
- Adding a suffix changes the entire meaning and context of the word.
- When the ‘ing’ suffix is added, the new word formed can be verbs or nouns.
- We add the suffix -ing to the verb in the sentence. Adding ‘ing’ to verbs makes the word into the continuous tense.
- In the first example mentioned, ‘build’ is the base word and ‘ing’ is the suffix that we will add. After adding ‘ing’, we get the word ‘building’.
- In the second example, ‘walk’ is the base word and ‘ing’ is the suffix that we will add. After adding ‘ing’, we get the word ‘walking’.
While adding the ‘ing’ to the main word, make sure to keep the main word the same. Don’t change the spelling of the word.
In some words, if there is an ‘e’ at the end of the main word, then the ‘e’ will be omitted after adding ‘ing’.