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Lesson 11  Words ending in able/ible or ance/ence/ent


depend + able =dependablecom  + pat+ ible =compatible
accept + able =acceptablesus + cept+ ible=susceptible
approach + able =approachableper + miss+ ible =permissible
obtain + able =obtainableim + poss+ ible =impossible
detect + able =detectablein + cred+ ible =incredible
 
clear + ance =clearanceex + peri+ ence =experience
resemble + ance =resemblancein + gredi+ ent =ingredient
ignore + ance =ignorancepro + min+ ent =prominent
comply + ance =complianceper + man+ ent =permanent
ally + ance =alliancead + jac+ ent =adjacent
 
1. What two suffixes are added to complete words? ___________   ___________

What happens when a suffix beginning with a vowel is added to a final silent e word?

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What happens when a suffix beginning with a vowel is added to a word that ends with y preceded by a consonant?

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2.

Are the suffixes ible, ence, and ent added to complete words or to roots?

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Lesson Generalization

The suffixes able and ance are more commonly added to complete words than to roots. The suffix able means "able to be" and is used to form adjectives. The suffix ance is added to verbs to form nouns.

The suffixes ible, ence, and ent are more commonly added to roots than to complete words. The suffix ible means "able to be" and is used to form adjectives. The suffix ence is a noun ending. The suffix ent can form adjectives in which the suffix means "having," "showing," or "being in the state or condition of."



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