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Word formation: nouns and adjectives


Word formation: nouns and adjectives
We can make adjectives from nouns with the suffixes -ous, -ic and -al. fame > famous, ambition > ambitious photography > photographic, drama > dramatic music > musical, maths > mathematical Be careful !ometimes the spelling changes when you add a suffix. "f necessary, use a dictionary to help you find the correct spelling. 1 Write the related adjectives. # logic % fury & person ' apology ( rebel ) technology * optimism + caution , nation #- advantage ## theory #% pessimism $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ 3 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words from the box. mystery artist practice adventure nerve grammar 1he actor felt nervous before he went on stage. "t was his first performance. # !arah is very $$$$$$ . 5ast weekend she went bungee jumping with some friends. % " always find that $$$$$$ mistakes are very difficult to correct. & 6ark is very $$$$$$ . 7e can sing, dance and play a musical instrument. ' 4ou need a lot of $$$$$$ experience if you want to be a primary school teacher. ( 8aren looked out of the window and saw a $$$$$$ green light in the sky. 4 Complete the texts with the correct form of the words. 9 #$$$$$$ /drama0 rescue took place off the coast of :ornwall yesterday. :oastguards received an !;! signal from a yacht which was in difficulty in % $$$$$$ /mountain0 eight-metre-high waves. &$$$$$$ /courage0 air and sea rescue services saved the captain and two crew members. 5ast night a woman was robbed and attacked in 7yde 3ark in 5ondon. 1he police say the thief is extremely '$$$$$$ /danger0. 1hey are looking for witnesses who noticed anything ($$$$$$ /suspicion0 at 7yde 3ark :orner last night. 9ccording to a experts, global warming is having a )$$$$$$ /critic0 effect on the environment. <ecent *$$$$$$ /climate0 changes have had dramatic results, and have caused +$$$$$$ /nature0 disasters in 5atin 9merica and 9sia.

2 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words. .ackie is very ambitious. !he wants to be a actress. /ambition0 # 1he holiday was $$$$$$ . 1here was nothing to do and it rained all the time. /disaster0 % Brenda was very $$$$$$ when she heard that "2d split up with 3ete. /sympathy0 & 4ou have to be fit and extremely $$$$$$ to take part in this sport. /energy0 ' 1he $$$$$$ party promised to cut taxation when it was elected. /politics0