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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.

Examples:

  1. Nature-1
  2. Nature-1

Adding ‘ing’

  • 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.

Examples:

  1. 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’.
  2. Nature-1
  3. 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’.
  4. Nature-1

Common Mistake

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.

Examples:

  1. Nature-1

Exceptions

In some words, if there is an ‘e’ at the end of the main word, then the ‘e’ will be omitted after adding ‘ing’.

Examples:

  1. Nature-1
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