Noun suffix

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A noun suffix is suffix attached to a noun. In English, there are several typical suffixes for nominalisation; nouns formed from verbs, adjectives or even other nouns:

  • -ness
    • For nouns formed from adjectives, referring to their state or quality: badness; brightness; darkness; goodness; happiness; heaviness; lightness; mildness; ripeness; rudeness; usefulness; uselessness; whiteness;
  • -ity
  • -ship

championship; citizenship; friendship; marksmanship; membership; relationship;

  • -tion, (also spelt -ation, -sion, –xion and ction)

reject – rejection; object - objection; Connect – connection/connexion; Inflect - inflection/inflexion inclusion; adhesion; conclusion; adapt - adaptation; associate – association; determine – determination; elevate – elevation; evaluate – evaluation; organise – organisation; recommend – recommendation; relate – relation; reserve – reservation; resign – resignation;

for nouns formed from verbs: assess - assessment; govern - government; involve – involvement; manage - management; measure - measurement; move – movement; resent - resentment;

accept – acceptance; assist - assistance; depend – dependence;

approve - approval; arrive – arrival; refuse – refusal; remove - removal; revive – revival; survive – survival.