Learn all about the suffixes that can turn nouns into adjectives and the patterns for the most common suffixes with examples of how they are used.

 

Suffixes

 Suffixes that turn Nouns into Adjectives

  

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the word match is a noun

other nouns can be put in front of the noun match to describe it

 

football-match

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hockey match

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netball match

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 football match

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cricket match

 

these other nouns are now adjectives because they tell us what kind of match

 

 

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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

 

stormy-night

 

✅ a storm blew up

 

storm ➡️ noun

 

tells us the name for violent weather

 

stormy-night

 

✅ a stormy day

 

stormy ➡️ adjective

 

 describes what kind of day it was - it was a day with storms

 

 

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some patterns for y suffixes

 

 y-suffix-table

 

messy | sunny | noisy

 

noisy

 

 

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Suffix 1 REVISION question

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 less ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

 

mountain-climbers

 

✅ The climbers felt no fear.

 

fear ➡️ noun

 

tells us the name for an anxious feeling

 

 

mountain-climbers

 

✅ The climbers were fearless.

 

fearless ➡️ adjective

 

describes what kind of climbers they were - they were not scared

 

 

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some patterns for less suffixes

 

 less-suffix-table

 

sleepless | useless | harmless | tasteless | careless

 

 

careless-paining

 

 

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Suffix 1 REVISION question

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 ful ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

 

washing-dog

 

✅ Mia took great care of Timmy.

 

care ➡️ noun

 

names the quality of looking after something or someone

 

 

washing-dog

 

✅ 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

 

 

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some patterns for ful suffixes

 

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beautiful | careful | wonderful | disgraceful | peaceful

 

 

peacful-ant

 

 

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Suffix 1 REVISION question

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 ous ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

 

mountain-climber

 

✅ Hunter liked adventure.

 

adventure ➡️ noun

 

tells us the name of an exciting or possibly dangerous activity

 

 

mountain-climber

 

✅ Hunter is adventurous.

 

adventurous = adjective

 

describes what Hunter is like - he is someone who likes to take on difficult or dangerous challenges

 

 

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some patterns for ous suffixes

 

ous-suffixes-table

 

 

dangerous | poisonous | adventurous | famous | envious | mysterious

 

 

 

mysterious

 

 

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Suffix 1 REVISION question

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 al ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

 

penguin-guitarist

 

Music can be relaxing.

 

music = noun

 

sounds made by singers or musical instruments

 

 

penguin-guitarist

 

✅ King Pen is very musical.

 

musical = adjective

 

describes someone that is skilled in or interested in music

 

 

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 some patterns for al suffixes

 

al-suffixes-table

 

 

accidental | professional | critical | national | traditional | natural

 

 

woods

 

 

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 able ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

 

dogs

 

 

✅ Pugh's jacket was the latest fashion.

 

fashion = noun

 

dogs

 

 

✅ Pugh and Lulu were very fashionable.

 

fashionable = adjective

 

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some patterns for able suffixes

 


able-suffixes-table

 

memorable | fashionable | lovable

 

 

loveable-fox

 

 

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ic ➡️ is a suffix that can change a noun into an adjective

 

penguin-artist

 

✅ Pablo was an artist.

 

artist ➡️ noun

 

names someone who creates paintings

 

 

penguin-artist

 

✅ Pablo was very artistic.

 

artistic ➡️ adjective

 

describes someone who has a natural skill in drawing or painting

 

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 some patterns for ic suffixes

 ic-suffixes-table

 

iconic | poetic | historic | athletic

 

athletic-children

 

 

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