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Salva Bauls Javi Martnez

Word families are groups of words that are sufficiently

closely related to each other to form a 'family'. Words can be grouped into families in two main ways:
they are similar in form;

their meanings are related.

Here are two examples of form-based word families: word - wordy - word (verb) - wording - word-list (but not:

worth, worry) family - familiar - unfamiliar - familiarity - familiarise (but not: famine, famous)

Each of these families is bonded by a common root

word, although the resultant connections of meaning are also an important bonding feature.
Two examples of meaning-based word families: big - little - size

dog - puppy - kennel

Word Families
Word Forms
Word families tests how well you know the various

types of words that can be made from one word. A word can go from noun to verb to adjective to adverb by changing the ending of the word.

Word Families
Remember the common word endings used to make the

different kinds of words: , -ship, -or, -er

Noun: -ance, -ancy, -ence, -ation, -ian, -ism, -ment, Verb: -en, -ify, -ize, -ish


Adjective: -able, -ible, -al, -ful, -ive, -ous

Adverb: -ly, -ward, -wise

Word Families
Example: Finale (noun, thing) -> finalist (noun, person) -> finalize

(verb) -> final (adjective) -> finally (adverb)

achieve (verb) = achievement (noun)

happy (adjective) = happiness (noun) beautiful (adjective) = beautifully (adverb) eat (verb) = edible (adjective)

NOUN Example: 1. dedicate 3. dominate 4. imagine 5. improve deceive

VERB deception

ADJECTIVE deceive deceived

dominance imagination

dominate imagine

demonstrable dominant imaginative

2.demonstrate demonstration demonstrate

improvement information

inform organize

improved informative

6. inform
7. organize 8. produce 9. signify 10. behave

significance behavior

signify behave

significant behavioral