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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.

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

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Worksheet Overview

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

for example:

sad + ness = sadnesssad

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.

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