Suffixes that turn Nouns into Adjectives
the word match is a noun
other nouns can be put in front of the noun match to describe it
✅ hockey match
✅ netball match
✅ football match
✅ cricket match
these other nouns are now adjectives because they tell us what kind of match
we can also create adjectives from nouns by changing the endings (suffixes) of those nouns
y ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ a storm blew up
storm ➡️ noun
tells us the name for violent weather
✅ a stormy day
stormy ➡️ adjective
describes what kind of day it was - it was a day with storms
some patterns for y suffixes
messy | sunny | noisy
less ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ The climbers felt no fear.
fear ➡️ noun
tells us the name for an anxious feeling
✅ The climbers were fearless.
fearless ➡️ adjective
describes what kind of climbers they were - they were not scared
some patterns for less suffixes
sleepless | useless | harmless | tasteless | careless
ful ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ Mia took great care of Timmy.
care ➡️ noun
names the quality of looking after something or someone
✅ Mia was careful not to get water in Timmy's eyes.
careful ➡️ adjective
to pay a lot of attention to what you are doing so that you do not have an accident or hurt something or someone
some patterns for ful suffixes
beautiful | careful | wonderful | disgraceful | peaceful
ous ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ Hunter liked adventure.
adventure ➡️ noun
tells us the name of an exciting or possibly dangerous activity
✅ Hunter is adventurous.
adventurous = adjective
describes what Hunter is like - he is someone who likes to take on difficult or dangerous challenges
some patterns for ous suffixes
dangerous | poisonous | adventurous | famous | envious | mysterious
al ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ Music can be relaxing.
music = noun
sounds made by singers or musical instruments
✅ King Pen is very musical.
musical = adjective
describes someone that is skilled in or interested in music
some patterns for al suffixes
accidental | professional | critical | national | traditional | natural
able ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ Pugh's jacket was the latest fashion.
fashion = noun
✅ Pugh and Lulu were very fashionable.
fashionable = adjective
some patterns for able suffixes
memorable | fashionable | lovable
ic ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective
✅ Pablo was an artist.
artist ➡️ noun
names someone who creates paintings
✅ Pablo was very artistic.
artistic ➡️ adjective
describes someone who has a natural skill in drawing or painting
some patterns for ic suffixes
iconic | poetic | historic | athletic
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