English Grammar - Formation of adjective and grammar practice

English Grammar - Formation of adjective and grammar practice
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What is an Adjective ?

The adjective in English is a word that explains or clarifies the noun. Adjectives describe nouns by giving information about an object’s shape, size, age, color, feelings, condition, appearance, quantity.


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Formation Of Adjectives

1. English adjectives formed with suffixes:

The most common way to form an adjective in English out of a noun or verb, is to add a specific ‘ending’, which is called suffix. Suffixes are:

  • ful (beautiful)
  • able (tolerable)
  • ant (hesitant)
  • ic (iconic)
  • ive (impressive)
  • ible (permissible)
  • (i)an (Victorian)
  • ly (friendly)
  • ous (gorgeous)
  • ish (childish)

Grammar Practice

Form adjectives from the following verbs/ nouns:

forget
boast
hesitate
attract
glory
economy
flex
red
style
friend
adore
response
accept
Egypt
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2. Adjectives in English formed with prefixes:

A prefix is a particle we add in front of a word, usually to express negative meaning:

  • un– (unlucky)
  • in– (invincible)
  • il– (illegal)
  • dis– (disproportional)
  • ir– (irrelevant)
  • im– (improper)

Other prefixes modify the meaning of the word but do not form negative meaning:

  • pre– (pre-emptive)
  • hyper– (hyperactive)

Grammar Practice

Form negative adjectives from the following nouns/ verbs:

agree
imagine
bear
revoke
manage
response
human
cook

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