Thursday, March 15, 2012: How does a suffix change a word?

Please tell me how the followin suffix changes the following word:

Suffix: -ous = possessing the qualitites of

Root word: joy

New Word: joyous 

Adding the suffix (ous) to joy changes it because the new word now means…..

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40 thoughts on “Thursday, March 15, 2012: How does a suffix change a word?

  1. Hi! My name is Fabian. The suffix -ous changes the word JOY because joy by itself is “A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.”With The suffix -ous added (JOYOUS) it now means “full of happiness and joy.”

  2. A suffix changes a word. For example, the suffix -ous, means full of. The word joyous is to be full of joy, excitement.

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