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What do suffixes do?

Make a word a noun or an adjective

2

When does a suffix need a combing vowel?

when the suffix starts with a consonant

3

What different things do suffixes indicate?

specialties (fields of study), specialists (those who study the field), instruments (used to view or measure), surgical and diagnostic procedures (surgical puncture, process of recording, process of viewing with a scope, or be incision to)

4

The root “gastr” means stomach, and suffix “-plasty” means surgical repair. How would you define the term “gastroplasty”?
a. Stomach repair during surgery.
b. Surgical repair of the stomach.
c. Surgical stomach repair.
d. Repair surgically of the stomach.

b. Suffix first then the wood root

5

Plural from 'a' to...

ae

6

Plural from 'ax' to...

aces

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Plural from 'is' to...

es

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Plural from 'ix, ex, yx' to...

ices

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Plural from 'on' to...

a

10

Plural from 'um' to..

a

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Plural from 'us' to...

i

12

Plural from 'ma' to...

mata

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True or False: Plural suffixes don't always follow a logical pattern, so it is important to study them.

True. Absolutely true. For instance, instead of just adding an ‘s’ to the end to make things plural, there are odd ones like –ix, -ex, or –yx changing to –ices.