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

 

Suffixes that turn Verbs into Adjectives

 

suffixes can be added to verbs to change them into adjectives

 

robot-doing-diy

 

✅ The robot could be relied upon to do a good job.

 

relied = verb

 

✅ The reliable robot built a great shed.

 

reliable = adjective

 

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how a verb can change into an adjective using the ing suffix

 

pirates

 

✅ The pirates sail to the island.

 

sail = verb

 

what action the ship is doing

 

✅ The sailing ship went faster in the breeze.

 

sailing = adjective

 

what type of ship it is

 

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rules for ing suffixes

 

most verbs just have ing added to them - but there are some exceptions

 

run

 

run

 

becomes running

 

laughing-robot

 

amuse

 

becomes amusing

 

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some patterns for ing suffixes

 

verb-patterns-for-ing-suffixes

 

 

laughing-robot

 

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Suffixes - 2 REVISION question

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changing a verb into an adjective using the

 

able suffix

 

insect-reading-a-book

✅ Charlie read the book.

 

read = verb

 

tells us the action that Charlie is doing - he is reading

 

insect-reading-a-book

 

✅ The book was very readable.

 

readable = adjective

 

describes what the book is like - it is a book that is easy to read

 

 

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rules for able suffixes

 

most verbs just have able added to them - but there are some exceptions

 

 

robot-doing-diy

 

rely

 

becomes reliable

 

ruler

 

measure

 

becomes measurable

 

some patterns for able suffixes

 

table-of-verbs-with-the-able-suffix

 

rollercoster

 

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changing a verb into an adjective using the

 

ed suffix

 

sharks-in-spa

 

✅ The sharks relax in the hot tub.

 

relax = verb

 

tells us what the sharks are doing

 

 

sharks-in-spa

 

 

✅ The relaxed sharks chatted about football.

 

relaxed = adjective

 

describes how the sharks feel

 

 

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rules for ed suffixes

 

most verbs just have ed added to them - but there are some exceptions

 

robot-dancing

 

excite

 

becomes excited

 

some patterns for ed suffixes

 

verbs-patterns-for-ed-suffixes

 

robot-dancing

 

 

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Suffixes - 2 REVISION question

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changing a verb into an adjective using the

ive suffix

in-the-woods

 

✅ The children talk to each other as they hike through the woods.

 

talk = verb

 

what action the children are doing

 

in-the-woods

 

✅ The children are talkative during the hike.

 

talkative = adjective

 

what the children are like

 

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rules for ive suffixes

 

most verbs just have ive added to them - but there are some exceptions

 

penguin-painting

 

create

 

becomes creative

 

some patterns for ive suffixes

 

verb-patterns-for-ive-suffxes

 

penguin-painting

 

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Suffixes - 2 REVISION question

 

 

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