A suffix is a type of affix that comes after the stem. Suffixes are used to make new lexical forms (ex. Verbs to nouns). They are also used for grammatical inflection (eg. Tense). Some examples of English affixes include -ed (danced), -s (leaves), -er (dancer),
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