Vocabulary: another -ible

Tutoring English, suffixes are interesting. The tutor mentions a word ending with -ible.

In a post from December 30, 2012, I mention some -ibles – for example, credible. By an -ible I mean a word that ends in -ible but its meaning is -able. Collectible is a great example: you hear it and think of its meaning, collectable, although it’s spelled ible.

One I noticed today is perceptible. The definition given is “able to be perceived”:)


Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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