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Know Your Suffixes: Make Adjectives into Nouns 3

In this worksheet, students consider exceptions to the general rule for changing adjectives into nouns, using a dictionary to help them if necessary.

'Know Your Suffixes: Make Adjectives into Nouns 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Adjectives are often made into nouns by adding the suffixes ness and ity.

for example:

sad + ness = sadness

real + ity = reality

 

Unfortunately, some words do not follow the rules.

 

The adjective poor does not become 'poorness' or 'poority' but poverty.

Curious drops its second 'u' and becomes curiosity, but furious does not become 'furiosity'.

The noun that goes with furious is fury.

 

If you are not sure which is the correct word you may need to use a dictionary.

For the first five questions you need to choose the correct noun to go with the underlined adjective.

Try to remember the words as you will be tested on them in questions 6 to 10!

 

Which is the correct noun to go with the adjective clear?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

clearness

clearity

clarity

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective enormous?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

enormousness

enormity

enormosity

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective angry?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

angryness

angriness

anger

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective sorry?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

sorryness

sorrow

sorriness

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective lucky?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

luck

luckdom

luckiness

For the next five questions you need to write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Remember that you have seen the nouns in the first five questions!

 

Sarah's answer was very clear.

 

Sarah's teacher was impressed with the __________ of her answer.

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

The problem facing the boys was enormous.

 

They were baffled by the __________ of the problem.

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Mr Smith was so angry that Tim was frightened.

 

Tim was frightened by Mr Smith's __________.

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Jamie was very sorry when his hamster died.

 

Jamie was full of __________ when his hamster died.

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Sam couldn't believe how lucky he had been to win the prize.

 

Sam couldn't believe his good __________ when he won the prize.

  • Question 1

For the first five questions you need to choose the correct noun to go with the underlined adjective.

Try to remember the words as you will be tested on them in questions 6 to 10!

 

Which is the correct noun to go with the adjective clear?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

CORRECT ANSWER
clarity
  • Question 2

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective enormous?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

CORRECT ANSWER
enormity
  • Question 3

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective angry?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

CORRECT ANSWER
anger
  • Question 4

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective sorry?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

CORRECT ANSWER
sorrow
  • Question 5

Which of the following three words is the correct noun to go with the adjective lucky?

 

Remember to use a dictionary if you are not sure!

CORRECT ANSWER
luck
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Remember that you have seen the nouns in the first five questions!

 

Sarah's answer was very clear.

 

Sarah's teacher was impressed with the __________ of her answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
clarity
  • Question 7

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

The problem facing the boys was enormous.

 

They were baffled by the __________ of the problem.

CORRECT ANSWER
enormity
  • Question 8

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Mr Smith was so angry that Tim was frightened.

 

Tim was frightened by Mr Smith's __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
anger
  • Question 9

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Jamie was very sorry when his hamster died.

 

Jamie was full of __________ when his hamster died.

CORRECT ANSWER
sorrow
  • Question 10

Write the correct noun to complete the second sentence.

 

Sam couldn't believe how lucky he had been to win the prize.

 

Sam couldn't believe his good __________ when he won the prize.

CORRECT ANSWER
luck
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