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Adjective Suffixes Greg Heon Arielle Amzallag Michael Hwang Brian Delsack
Definition Some adjectives have special endings These endings are called adjective suffixes Some of these adjective suffixes are -able, - ful, -ish, -less, -y, and -ous.
RULES One method for creating adjectives is to add a suffix to either a noun or verb. If suffix that you are adding to the word begins with a vowel and the word that you are changing ends in silent “e,” you would generally remove this e. Sometimes a verb can be the same word as a noun. Ex. running boy
The Main Suffixes The main six adjective suffixes are: –able –ful –ous –ish –y –less
EXAMPLE 1 -able Here are some examples of root words and suffixes: –Believe believable (shows dropping of “e”) –Renew renewable –Reason reasonable The suffix adjective “-able” appears to be used primarily with verbs.
EXAMPLE 2 -ful Here are examples of words with the -ful adjective suffix: –Help helpful –Dread dreadful –Delight delightful –Grace graceful –Success successful The suffix adjective “-ful” seems to be used with nouns.
EXAMPLE 3 -y Here are some examples of words with the suffix adjective “-y”: –Mess messy –Luck lucky –snow snowy –rock rocky The “-y” suffix adjectives appears to be used for nouns
Advantages Suffix adjectives allow you to change the sentence structure easily Suffix adjectives can also the writer to rephrase a sentence Suffix adjectives can also add variety to your writing