Suffixes - HOOD

Happy Mother’s Day

The suffix "HOOD" is used to create nouns for the “state or condition” of something. ⁣

motherhood /’mʌð.ɚ.hʊd/⁣
The state of being a mother.⁣
Since she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, she thinks motherhood is a blessing.⁣ Other examples:⁣

childhood /’tʃaɪld.hʊd/⁣
The time when someone is a child.⁣

neighborhood /’neɪ·bərˌhʊd/⁣
People who live in a particular area.⁣

brotherhood /’brʌð.ɚ.hʊd/
The members of a particular organization.⁣