Prefixes/Suffixes: Adjective suffixes

December 13, 2007: Issue 217

One adjective suffix is usually enough:

correct: geographic
incorrect: geographical

correct: ironic
incorrect: ironical

correct: emotional
incorrect: emotionalistic

The exceptions are additional suffixes that cause a shift in meaning:

historic—having special significance
historical—occurring in the past

simple—plain, easy
simplistic—overly simple

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