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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 4.4.2: Noun Forming Suffixes (DAY 2)

Suffixes that Form Nouns

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Nouns

Noun -  a word than names a person, place, or thing

 Person

 Place

 Thing

 girl  city  museum
 man  state  spacecraft

Proper Noun - a proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing.  Proper nouns begin with capital letters.

 Person

 Place

 Thing

 Laura  Albany  Tate Gallery
 Bob Lum  Texax  Challenger


Suffixes that Form Nouns

Some suffixes give specific clues to the meaning of nouns.

 Suffix/Example

 Meaning

 et, ette, let

booklet

 very small

a small book

 ling

ducklin

very small

very small duck 

 ship

lordship

 skills, status

status of being a lord

 ism

Americanism

 system; idea

belief in the American system


Suffixes that Form Nouns

Below are other suffixes that give clues to the meaning of nouns

 Suffix/ Example

 Meaning

 dom, hood

wisdom

 condition; state

state of being wise

 cian

musician

 one who has a skill or art

one who is skilled in music


Suffixes that Form Nouns

Many suffixes give a more general meaning.  They indicate a condition, action, result, quality, or state of being is described.

 Suffix

 Example

 ance

 guidance

 ant

 reliant

 ence

 influence

 ent

 different

 ity

 civility

 mant

 judgement

 ness

 happiness

 sion

 persuasion

 tion

 celebration

 tude

 graditude