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Word Forms

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There is a wide variety of techniques used to learn vocabulary in English. This learning vocabulary technique focuses on using word forms as a way to broaden your English vocabulary.

Of course, not all of the definitions are the same. However, the definitions are often closely related

The great thing about word forms is that you can learn a number of words with just one basic definition. In other words, word forms relate to a specific meaning.

Lets start off by quickly reviewing the Eight parts of speech in English:

8 Parts of Speech
1.)Verb- are action words. Examples: run, eat, cry 2.)Noun- is a name of a person, place or thing. 3.) Pronoun- is a word used to take place of a noun. Example: I, you, ours, who 4.) Adjective- modifies a noun or pronoun. Examples: blue ballpen, cold weather 5.) Adverb- modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase or a clause. Example: actively, fast, today, away, once 6.) Prepositions- link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. Examples: on, during, in, at, under 7.) Conjunctions- are the words that connect sentences, clauses, phrases, or words and sometimes paragraphs. Example: and 8.) Interjection- is a word added to a sentence to convey strong emotion. Examples: Ouch! Oh no! Hey! Alas!

Not all eight parts of speech will have a form of each word. Sometimes, there are only noun and verb forms. Other times, a word will have related adjectives and adverbs. Here are some examples:

Noun: student Verb: to study Adjective: studious, studied, studying Adverb: studiously

Some words will have more variations. Take the word care:

Noun: care, caregiver, caretaker, carefulness

Verb: to care

Adjective: careful, careless, carefree, careworn

Adverb: carefully, carelessly

Other words will be especially rich because of compounds. Compound words are words made up by taking two words and putting them together to create other words! Take a look at words derived from power:

Noun: power, brainpower, candlepower, firepower, horsepower, hydropower, powerboat, powerhouse, powerlessness, powerlifting, powerpc, powerpoint, superpower, willpower

Verb: to power, to empower, to overpower

Adjective: empowered, empowering, overpowered, overpowering, powerable, powered, powerful, powerless

Adverb: powerfully, powerlessly, overpoweringly

Not all words have so many compound word possibilities. However, there are some words that are used to construct numerous compound words.

There are suffixes used with words to refer to a particular part of speech. Please take a look at the table below.

Verbs -ise -ize -ate -ify Advertise Organize Communicate Verify

Adjectives -ous -ious -al -ial -ic -ive -y -ing -ed humorous hilarious emotional influential generic creative thrifty interesting embarrassed

Heres more!

Nouns (Person) -er -or -ess -ist -ast -ian -ant -ent -ee -ic -man -woman -person -eur Teacher Actor Actress Artist Gymnast Electrician Accountant Resident Employee Mechanic Fisherman Policewoman Salesperson Chauffeur

Nouns (activity, field, characteristic) -tion -ation -ment -ing -ness -ance -ence -ity -ty -ry -y -ism -ics -ure reaction cooperation advertisement accounting happiness maintenance difference ability specialty dentistry assembly journalism linguistics architecture

Here is how you apply it!

What do you do (for a living)? I'm a barber. What type of work do you do? (I'm in) accounting. What do you do every day? I fix cars. I drive a bus.

What is his/her occupation? He's an architect. What field is he/she in? She's in dentistry. What does he/she do at work? He types letters. She programs computers

Lets see how far weve come. Please answer the exercises below with all your might. Its all or nothing!


Give what is being asked. Underline the word for your answer. 1.) A word which is a verb Complete completion completely

2.) A word which is an adverb Final finalized finally

3.) A word which is a noun Bake bakery bake

4.) A word which is an adjective Sick sickness sickly

5.) A word which is a verb Rejuvenate rejuvenating rejuvenated

Heres more! Please put a check inside the circle for your answer! I know you can do it!

1. Don't press the 'submit' button before _____ of all 10 sentences. complete completion completely 2. Don't press the 'submit' button until you're _____ finished with these 10 sentences. complete completion completely 3. I don't know where I'm going on my vacation. I haven't _____ my plans yet. final finalized finally 4. This is my _____ vacation plan: I'm going to San Francisco for a week. final finalize finally 5. You can buy excellent rye bread in that _____ . bake bakery bake

6. No, I'm not _____ . I'm just feeling very tired right now. sick sickness sickly 7. No, I don't like her perfume. It smells _____ sweet to me. sick sickness sickly

8. I think Dave's been working too hard. I'm sure he'll feel _____ after his vacation, however. rejuvenate rejuvenating rejuvenated 9. I think Dave's been working too hard. I hope his vacation will be _____ for him. rejuvenating rejuvenated rejuvenate

10. I think Dave's been working too hard. I hope his vacation will give him the _____ that I think he needs. rejuvenate rejuvenated rejuvenation
Just believe in yourself! You can do it!

Hi Guys! Im Nemo. I like proverbs! I can apply them in my daily life. I hope you dont mind if we talk about it now.


Its okay with me! Proverb is a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression" It is a short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept.

Do you know some proverbs?

Of course! I know the proverb Better late than never which means it's better to do something, even if it's late, than not do it at all. Also, Don't judge a book by its cover which means don't judge anyone and anything by appearances.

Below is the list of other proverbs I know and their respective meanings! Please see them. Thank you very much!

1. Easier said than done.

What is suggested sounds easy but it is more difficult to actually do it. Money obtained without difficulty is easily spent or lost. One should learn from one's mistakes.

2. Easy come, easy go. Fool me once, shame on you; 3. fool me twice, shame on me. 4. Half a loaf is better than none.

You should be grateful for something, even if it's not as much as you wanted. 5. Home is where the heart is. You call home the place where the people you love are. A son's character can be expected to resemble his 6. Like father, like son. father's. A person in love does not see the faults of the person 7. Love is blind. he/she loves. 8. Manners make the man. Possibly: a person's manners show their origins. 9. Money is the root of all evil. Money is the main cause of wrongdoing and problems. Never put off till tomorrow what Don't postpone something you can do 10. now. can be done today 11. Never say die. Never give up. 12. Nobody is perfect. No man is perfect. 13. Out of sight, out of mind. We tend to forget people or things that we do not see. 14. Patience is a virtue It is good to be patient. It is easier to prevent something from happening than to 15. Prevention is better than cure repair the damage or cure the disease later. 16. Still waters run deep. A quiet person can have much knowledge or wisdom. You don't have to pay for what is important : happiness, 17. The best things in life are free. friendship, good health. If you want to do something successfully, you should do 18. The early bird catches the worm. it as soon as you can. A person makes more progress if they do things less 19. The more haste, the less speed. quickly. The pen is mightier than the Words and communication have greater effect than war 20. and fighting. sword

Wow! Youre awesome! Here are mine! I hope youll appreciate them. Im sure you can learn something from them! Break a leg!

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. You never know what you can do 2. until you try. 3. You are what you eat. 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Where there's a will, there's a way. Walls have ears. What a man says drunk, he thinks sober. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. Union is strength. Too much bed makes a dull head.

You help me and I'll help you. Try first before deciding not to do something. What you eat has an effect on your well-being. A person with determination will find a way of doing something. Be careful. People could be listening. People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol.

A person who doesn't want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it. A group has more force than an individual. If you sleep too much, you are not able to think clearly. It is human nature to make mistakes, therefore one should To err is human, to forgive divine forgive. Time is money. Time is valuable and should not be wasted. If you don't object to something it can be assumed that you Silence gives consent. agree with it. Procrastination is the thief of time Delaying an action for too long is a waste of time. No man is an island. We all need other people. A good example is the best sermon. Giving an example is better than giving advice. People tend to circulate bad news (accidents, illness etc.) Bad news travels fast. very quickly. A person's character is more important than their Beauty is only skin deep. appearance. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people have different tastes. Cleanliness is next to godliness. A clean body is just as important as a pure soul. First come, first served. The first person in the line will be attended to first.

Did you learn something from the proverbs tackled? Can you still remember some of the proverbs mentioned and their meanings? Prove yourself to me! !___________________________ _ directions

I. Encircle the letter of the correct. 1.) A group has more force than an individual A.) Union is strength. B.) Beauty is only skin deep. C.) Like father, like son

2.) Be careful. People could be listening. A.) Bad news travels fast C.) Walls have ears. 3.) Never give up. A.) You help me and I'll help you. human, to forgive divine B.) Never say die. C.) To err is B.) The more haste, the less speed.

4.) A clean body is just as important as a pure soul. A) Cleanliness is next to godliness. C.) Where there's a will, there's a way B.) Too much bed makes a dull head.

5.) A person in love does not see the faults of the person he/she loves. A.) The best things in life are free. C.) Home is where the heart is. B.) Love is blind.

II. Fill in the blank. Choose your answer from the choices in the box. A word can only be used once.



cure cite coal

island country unwillingness

1.) Prevention is better than ____________. 2.) Beauty is in the eye of the _______________. 3.) ____________ easily finds an excuse. 4.) No man is an _____________. 5.) Out of ___________, out of mind.

III. Give the meaning of the proverb. Proverb Meaning

1.) Manners make the man.

2.) Where there's a will, there's a way.

3.) The early bird catches the worm

4.) The pen is mightier than the sword

5.) Half a loaf is better than none

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