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Identify the best suffix to add to the given root word:
Shy

A

ness

B

able

C

ary

D

ible

Answer

'Shy' means 'nervous or timid in the company of other people'.
Option A: 'Shy' forms a word with the suffix 'ness': shyness.
'Shyness' means 'the quality or state of being shy'.
Hence option A is correct.
Options B, C and D: The words 'shyable', 'shyary' and 'shyible' do not exist in standard English language.
Hence options B, C and D are wrong.

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