Hint: Suffixes

Working on this objective?

          “In one game, use 5 of these suffixes: -al, -ed, -er, -es, -est, -ful, -ing, -ly.”

Of course, these aren’t the only suffixes in English. For example, there’s also -able, -hood, -ify, -ish, and -ment, to name a few. This objective focuses on the ones that are most likely to be useful when you’re playing Swamp Talk. They’re short; most use common letters; and they can make a lot of words. If you cluster these letters on your word line, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to make a word with them.

Check out these lists of common words that end with these suffixes.

As with the prefixes, any word ending in these letters will do, even if they’re not functioning as a true suffix. So QUEST counts as well as OLDEST, and STRING counts as well as DOING. You just have to have at least two additional letters in the front (so BED, JEST, RING, and SLY are too short).


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