Suffixes 03
You would write "The racehorse was dependable" and not "The racehorse was dependible". Can you see the difference?

Suffixes 03

How can you tell whether to suffix 'ible' or 'able'? Generally, if the word can stand alone, e.g. 'reason', add 'able'. If not, add 'ible', e.g. 'horrible'. As ever in English, there are exceptions!

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  1. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Cred.......
    'Credible' = able to be believed
  2. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Depend.......
    'Dependable' = able to be depended upon, trustworthy
  3. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Advance.......
    'Advancement' = noun; don't use 'able'/'ible'
  4. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Avoid.......
    'Avoidable' = able to be avoided
  5. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Adapt.......
    'Adaptable' = able to adapt to
  6. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Vis.......
    'Visible' = able to be seen
  7. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Accept.......
    'Acceptable' = able to be accepted
  8. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Compat.......
    'Compatible' = able to join/work/suit/agree with
  9. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Consider.......
    'Considerable' = worthy of consideration
  10. Select the correct suffix for the following word.
    Inflamm.......
    'Inflammable' = able to be set on fire

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