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Know Your Suffixes: Make Adjectives into Nouns 2

In this worksheet, students practise making adjectives into nouns by changing the endings of the adjectives and adding the suffixes 'ity' or 'ility'.

'Know Your Suffixes: Make Adjectives into Nouns 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The suffix ity is often used to change an adjective into a noun.

for example:

real + ity = reality

 

For most adjectives ending in 'e' we drop the 'e' before the suffix is added.

pure + ity = purity

 

However, if the adjective ends in 'ble' then the 'le' needs to be dropped and ility is added.

possible + ility = possibility

capable + ility = capability

 

Take care, though, as there are always exceptions to rules!

The noun that goes with terrible is not 'terribility' but terror, and the noun that goes with comfortable is not 'comfortability' but comfort.

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