What are words that end in ible or able?

Also access/ible, flexible. *notice the -tible pattern. It’s always great to see patterns and also to know and understand exceptions to rules. Learn the common ones – terrible, horrible, incredible, sensible, edible, accessible, flexible, legible, collapsible, reducible, responsible, reversible.

How many English words end in able?

900 words
There are about 900 words ending in ‘-able’ and only about 200 ending in ‘-ible’ so if you had to guess e.g. in the Listening gapfill test, it might be safer to choose ‘-able’. Otherwise you just have to learn individual words.

Why do some words end in ible?

-able and -ible are both suffixes, groups of letters that are added to a word to change its meaning or use. When -able and -ible are added to words it generally means ‘capable of being’ e.g. Enjoyable: can enjoy.

What is a suffix for Able?

Words ending in “-able” or “-ible”

The suffixes “-able” and “-ible” are both used to form adjectives meaning “possible, capable of, suitable for, or causing.” Of the two, “-able” is much more common: it is what’s known as a “living” or “productive” suffix, meaning that it is still being used to create new words.

How do you use able and ible?

Use the –able ending if the root word is not changed e.g. comfort – comfortable. Use the –able ending if there is a related word that ends in –ation e.g. consideration – considerable. Use the –ible ending when you can’t hear a whole root word e.g invisible.

How do you spell ible and able words?

When can you use able in a sentence?

We use be able to to express ability. “Able” is an adjective meaning: having the power, skill or means to do something. If we say “I am able to swim”, it is like saying “I can swim”. We sometimes use be able to instead of “can” or “could” for ability.

Is ible the same as able?

The suffixes -able and -ible both mean capable of or suitable for, but we treat them differently. The most important difference is that -able is a living suffix, meaning we can affix it to virtually any verb without using a hyphen, while -ible is not used to make new words.

How do I add able?

When the base word is a complete and recognizable word, you will usually use -able. When the base word ends in -e, you should remove then -e, then add -able. Leave the -e when the word ends in -ce or -ge. If you must double the final consonant of the base word or change the final -y to i, add -able.

How do you spell beable?

Beable definition

(physics) Anything that could possibly be.

How does the suffix ful change a word?

Adding –ful

We can add the suffix -ful to make new words too. Adding –ful changes a noun to an adjective (a describing word for a noun).