This template creates usage examples for suffix entries in the format word + -suffixsuffixed word. More complex entries are also possible, e.g.:

word1 + word2 + -suffixsuffixed word
word1 + -suffix1suffixed word 1 + -suffix2suffixed word 2
word1 (qualifier) + word2combined word


  • This template takes almost exactly the same parameters as {{affixusex}} and its shortcut {{afex}}; see the documentation of that template for more information. There are only slight differences between the two:
  1. When {{suffixusex}}/{{sufex}} is used, the parameter |altaff= can also be named |altsuf=, for compatibility purposes.
  2. When interpolating a suffix before the last component (taken from the |altaff= parameter or the page name), {{affixusex}} checks that the suffix being inserted actually looks like a suffix (i.e. it begins with a hyphen and doesn't end with a hyphen) before being interpolated. {{suffixusex}} does not make this extra check. This may matter in languages where suffixes are not normally preceded by a hyphen (e.g. East Asian languages), or are preceded by a different character (e.g. Hebrew and Arabic). For Latin-script languages, it usually doesn't matter.

In practice, these are very minor differences, and it is recommended to use {{affixusex}}/{{afex}} in all circumstances; {{prefixusex}} and {{suffixusex}} are maintained largely for compatibility.

See also

  • {{prefixusex}}/{{prefex}}: like {{suffixusex}}/{{sufex}}, but for prefixes
  • {{affixusex}}/{{afex}}: general variant for prefixes, suffixes, interfixes, compounds, etc.
  • {{ux}}: to format general usage examples