Greek and Latin Suffixes: -Ism and -Eer

About this Worksheet:

Many suffixes we use in English originally come from Greek or Latin word endings. The suffix -ism comes from Greek meaning “characteristic,” “condition” or “process.” The suffix -eer comes from Latin meaning “one engaged in or with.” In this worksheet, students will use each of these suffixes to create five different English words out of those given in the word bank. After writing five original sentences using the words they have made, students will be asked to circle the word made with the suffix. This is great practice for learning how to use and identify Greek and Latin suffixes!