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2ºBACHILLERATO / February, 2018

 MAIN SUFFIXES ADDED TO VERBS TO MAKE NOUNS (NOUNS FROM VERBS)

-al arrive- arrival survive- survival approve- approval refuse- refusal

-ance perform- performance annoy- annoyance appear- appearance enter- entrance


accept- acceptance assist- assistance
-ing mean- meaning feel- feeling learn- learning drive- driving write- writing
begin- beginning heat- heating swim- swimming
-ion invent- invention discuss- discussion construct- construction act- action
discriminate- discrimination inform- information (*** destroy- destruction)
-ment arrange- arrangement excite- excitement retire- retirement amuse- amusement
improve- improvement develop- development embarrass- embarrassment

-y enquire- enquiry

behave- behaviour sign- signature marry- marriage fly- flight


*Some decide- decision weigh- weight post- postage laugh- laughter
die- death choose- choice see- sight mean- meaning
irregular
live- life deliver- delivery succeed- success prove- proof
forms: please- pleasure feed- food compare- comparison sell- sale
rob- robbery know- knowledge depart- departure think thought

 MAIN SUFFIXES ADDED TO ADJECTIVES TO MAKE NOUNS (NOUNS FROM ADJECTIVES)

-ance abundant- abundance elegant- elegance ignorant- ignorance important- importance


relevant- relevance
-cy accurate- accuracy efficient- efficiency fluent- fluency private- privacy
frequent- frequency urgent- urgency diplomatic- diplomacy
-ence adolescent- adolescence violent- violence different- difference patient- patience
intelligent- intelligence innocent- innocence obedient- obedience
-ity complex- complexity creative- creativity curious- curiosity equal- equality
generous- generosity secure- security similar- similarity
-ness blind- blindness dark- darkness deaf- deafness happy- happiness ill- illness
lonely- loneliness mad- madness sad- sadness weak- weakness polite- politeness

*Some irregular forms: famous- fame strong- strength poor- poverty deep- depth dead- death
free- freedom
2ºBACHILLERATO / February, 2018

 COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS:
(noun or adjective)

1- This village is a very ………………………………… place to spend a weekend. (PEACE)

2- The police should take ……………………………….. against drug dealers. (ACT)

3- This guide gives the reader a lot of ……………………………… about local customs. (INFORM)

4- They have no ……………………………….. in this country. (FREE)

5- Our parents didn’t have any …………….………………… of our illegal activities. (KNOW)

6- She’s following a very strict diet and she’s lost a lot of ……………………….. (WEIGH)

7- We apologised for the late …………………………. of the train. (ARRIVE)

8- Nowadays many people suffer from ……………………………… because of their race or sex.

(DISCRIMINATE)

9- I knew we were being followed from the very ………………………………. (BEGIN)

10- He met his girlfriend on a ………………………….. from London to Paris. (FLY)

11- We can have a quiet talk. There’s no need to be ………………………… (OFFEND)

12- The ………………………………. impact of pollution is becoming a real problem. (ENVIRONMENT)

13- The president was looking for weapons of mass …………………………….. in Iraq but he failed. (DESTROY)

14- Sometimes watching TV can be very ………………………….. (EDUCATION)

15- This new evidence will prove his ………………………………. (INNOCENT)

16- We had no ………………………..… but to obey. (CHOOSE)

17- People say ………….…….……….. is the best medicine. (LAUGH)

18- I’ve got the ………………………………… that he knows everything. (FEEL)

19- The play has been very ………………………………. on Broadway. (SUCCEED)

20- ………………………….. is very important in anything you do in life. (POLITE)

21- In some countries people live in conditions of extreme …………………………. (POOR)

22- I was surprised by the size and …………………………. of the problem. (COMPLEX)

23- He always thinks that crying is a sign of ………………………….. (WEAK)

24- Any ………………..…………. person would have done exactly what you did. (REASON)

25- It could be …………………….. to write a short summary of your argument first. (USE)