|A suffix is a syllable that comes at the end of a word and changes its meaning. The suffix ant and ent mean a person or thing that does something.|
A person who occupies a place is an occupant.
A person who obeys is obedient.
A root word is the common stem that gives related words their basic meanings. When a word ends in silent e, keep the e before adding a suffix beginning with a consonant. Drop the e before adding a suffix beginning with a vowel.
The suffix less means without: ative means having the nature of or relating to; ive means having or tending to be.
Directions: Combine each root word and suffix given in each question to make a new word. Write five example words and sentences using those words for each of the suffixes 'ant', 'ent', 'ing', 'ment', 'less', and 'ive'.