Contributor: Ryann Maginn. Lesson ID: 12348
To be a happier writer, and make fewer mistakes, you must learn to use suffixes. Your teacher or helper will show you, the learner, how to use use the rules for using the "-er" suffix to be a winner!
Can you figure out this word equation? What word are we talking about?
What are suffixes?
Suffixes are groups of letters added to the end of root words. These endings will change how the word is used or what it means. There are specific rules when adding suffixes to words.
One particular suffix that has special rules is the "-er" ending. This suffix is added to adjectives like "big" to make "bigger" when comparing something, and to verbs to change them into nouns, like "poke" to "poker" (something that pokes).
Review the rules below for adding the "-er" suffix:
Considering what you just learned, start brainstorming words with the –er suffix.
Remembering all of these rules can be challenging, but with enough practice you will be able to spell any word combination!
Get ready for some practice in the Got It? section!