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Encyclopedia > Suffix morpheme

An affix that comes either after the base morpheme or another suffix.


Bound inflectional affixes in present day English:

  • -s third person singular present
  • -ed past tense
  • -ing progressive/continuous
  • -en past participle
  • -s plural
  • -'s possessive
  • -er comparative
  • -est superlative

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