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Suffixes to change adjectives to nouns

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Common suffixes that change nouns to adjectives

-AL

Relating to..

  1. accidental
  2. brutal
  3. regional
  4. universal
  5. personal

-ARY

Relating to quality or place
  1. customary
  2. momentary
  3. cautionary
  4. honourary
  5. dietary

-FUL

full of
  1. beautiful
  2. wonderful
  3. awful***
  4. skillful
  5. successful

-IC

having the nature of; caused by
  1. athletic
  2. base – basic
  3. history – historic
  4. photographic
  5. science – scientific

-ICAL

Having the nature of
  1. magical
  2. logical
  3. history – historical
  4. practice – practical
  5. statistical

-ISH

origin, nature
  1. foolish
  2. childish
  3. selfish
  4. sheepish ***
  5. pinkish

-LESS

without
  1. powerless
  2. friendless
  3. worthless
  4. useless
  5. homeless

-LIKE

similar
  1. lifelike
  2. ladylike
  3. warlike
  4. childlike
  5. birdlike

-LY

like
  1. friendly
  2. costly
  3. monthly
  4. day - daily
  5. orderly

-OUS

quality, nature
  1. poisonous
  2. dangerous
  3. nervous
  4. mystery – mysterious
  5. victory – victorious

-Y

like
  1. rainy
  2. fun – funny
  3. dirty
  4. messy
  5. dirty

Form well collocated word pairs and make example sentences

orderly
childish
friendly
universal
momentary
law
lapse
fashion
disposition
behaviour




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