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WORD FORMATION (II)

SUFFIXES USED TO FORM ADJECTIVES

► Adjectives made from nouns

SUFFIX NOUN ADJECTIVE


-ful beauty beautiful
care careful
colour colourful
faith faithful
harm harmful
help helpful
hope hopeful
pain painful
peace peaceful
power powerful
resource resourceful
skill skilful
stress stressful
success successful
thought thoughtful
use useful
wonder wonderful
youth youthful
-less care careless
colour colourless
friend friendless
harm harmless
help helpless
home homeless
hope hopeless
job jobless
pain painless
power powerless
sleep sleepless
thought thoughtless
use useless
-al accident accidental
environment environmental
experiment experimental
influence influential
logic logical
music musical
nation national
nature natural
origin original
politics political
profession professional
sentiment sentimental
tactic tactical
-ic artist artistic
economy economic
history historic
optimism optimistic
pessimism pessimistic
-ous adventure adventurous
ambition ambitious
danger dangerous
disaster disastrous
envy envious
luxury luxurious
mystery mysterious
religion religious
study studious
-ish baby babyish
child childish
fool foolish
style stylish
-y cloud cloudy
fat fatty
health healthy
hunger hungry
rain rainy
sun sunny
thirst thirsty

► Adjectives made from verbs

SUFFIX VERB ADJECTIVE


-ive act active
attract attractive
compete competitive
create creative
decide decisive
destroy destructive
effect effective
manipulate manipulative
invent inventive
produce productive
support supportive
-able accept acceptable
advise advisable
afford affordable
believe believable
comfort comfortable
depend dependable
desire desirable
dispose disposable
enjoy enjoyable
fashion fashionable
notice noticeable
predict predictable
question questionable
recognize recognizable
rely reliable
suit suitable
understand understandable
value valuable
wash washable
-ible access accessible
collect collectible
convert convertible
divide divisible
digest digestible
eat edible
force forcible
respond responsible
reverse reversible