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SOME COMMON SUFFIXES
TO FORM NOUNS:
SOME COMMON SUFFIXES
TO FORM ADJECTIVES:
-NESS
-ER/OR/AR -(A)TION
-(S)ION -MENT
-SHIP
-ANCE/ENCE -ITY -AL …
-FUL -LESS -ING/ED -ABLE
-IBLE -OUS -IVE
-(L)Y
-ANT/ENT
-AN/IAN …
We can form new words such as
NOUNS and ADJECTIVES by adding a
suffix.
Examples:
- work (verb) + er = worker (noun)
- fame (noun) + ous = famous (noun)
- happy (adjective) + ness = happiness
(nouns)
Pay
attention
to
changes
in
SPELLING: – often “y” becomes “i” /
final “e” often disappears (…)
A. A SUFFIX was added to the words below. Find them in the word search and put them into the
correct column.
COMFORT COMPETE POSSIBLE IMAGINE FUN
E
S
S
E
L
E
S
U
O
W
N
G
F
S
D
Y
V
C
C
Y
Z
B
V
T
S
O
U
O
U
C
S
T
I
Z
K
O
I
H
R
R
I
L
B
O
N
G
C
I
S
A
G
K
E
E
Q
T
A
V
E
X
E
O
D
L
N
E
Y
A
W
X
I
F
W
G
G
E
M
E
J
I
E
Z
U
J
M
T
Y
C
A
O
T
F
P
O
U
B
P
R
P
X
E
C
E
R
V
J
O
O
L
I
Y
I
X
G
R
P
A
L
U
Y
I
R
C
I
O
Z
U
S
E
W
M
Q
N
O
N
D
T
T
O
B
Y
F
M
S
O
O
S
B
C
E
Q
A
O
B
U
U
M
B
J
O
C
V
Q
R
I
Q
B
U
G
N
B
T
E
Y
A
P
X
G
W
B
B
L
K
N
F
R
I
E
N
D
S
H
I
P
W
M
E
Y
B
F
R
C
C
V
T
R
F
U
V
F
N
O
I
T
A
N
I
G
A
M
I
I
O
U
X
FRIEND EMPLOY COURAGE USE EXPENSE
NOUNS
ADJECTIVES
B. Change the words on the right either into NOUNS or ADJECTIVES.
INFORM
1. He needed some
SUCCESS
2. Susan is a very
FRIEND
3. My neighbours are really
CREATE
4. I had no idea that your brother was so
DIFFER
5. My opinions are quite
DECIDE
6. I think this was not the right
BELIEVE
7. Your story is not very
IMPORTANT
8. People should not forget the
BETRAY
9. I cannot forgive his
LIE/DISGUST 10. He is such a
PATIENCE
about the part-time job.
business woman.
people.
from yours.
to make.
. You’re lying.
of a healthy diet.
. I thought he was my friend.
. I feel
11. Just be a little
INTELLIGENT 12. His
MYSTERY
.
13. Nobody really knows John. He is very
.
. He will be here soon.
surprises me every time.
.
Solution
A.
E
S
S
E
L
E
S
U
+
+
N
+
+
S
+
Y
V
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
O
+
+
U
+
+
T
I
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
I
+
+
O
+
+
C
I
S
+
+
+
+
+
+
T
+
+
E
+
E
O
+
L
N
+
+
+
+
+
I
+
+
G
+
+
M
+
+
I
E
+
+
+
+
T
+
+
A
+
+
F
P
+
+
B
P
+
+
+
E
+
+
R
+
+
O
+
L
+
+
I
X
+
+
P
+
+
U
+
+
R
+
+
O
+
+
S
E
+
M
+
+
O
+
+
T
+
+
+
Y
F
+
S
+
O
+
+
C
+
+
A
+
+
+
U
M
+
+
O
C
+
+
+
+
+
B
+
+
N
+
+
E
+
+
P
+
+
+
+
(Over,Down,Direction)
COMFORTABLE(4,2,E)
COMPETITION(11,11,W)
COURAGEOUS(10,14,W)
EMPLOYMENT(5,1,SE)
EXPENSIVE(9,9,NW)
FRIENDSHIP(13,5,S)
FUNNY(10,7,NE)
IMAGINATION(15,11,N)
POSSIBILITY(12,11,NW)
USELESS(1,8,N)
B.
1. information
2. successful
3. friendly
4. creative
5. different
6. decision
7. believable
8. importance
9. betrayal
10. liar / disgusted
11. patient
12. intelligence
13. mysterious
+
L
+
N
F
R
I
E
N
D
S
H
I
P
+
+
E
Y
+
+
+
+
+
+
T
+
+
+
+
+
N
O
I
T
A
N
I
G
A
M
I
+
+
+
+