Greek and Latin Suffixes: -Phile and -Osis

About this Worksheet:

Many suffixes we use in English originally come from Greek or Latin word endings. The suffix -phile comes from Greek meaning “one who loves” or “one who is attracted to.” The suffix -osis comes from Greek and Latin meaning “condition,” “disorder” or “disease.” 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!