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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:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

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.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Josie was good at art because she was very creative.

 

People admired Josie's __________.

 

(Think about whether the adjective ends in ble or not!)

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Tom was a responsible boy and was often given jobs to do by his teacher.

 

Tom was often given a lot of __________.

 

(Think about whether the adjective ends in ble or not!)

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The girls dealt with their problem in a very mature way.

 

The girls showed great __________ in dealing with their problem.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Kevin's model wasn't very stable so it fell over when the wind blew.

 

Kevin's model didn't have much __________.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

There weren't many tickets available for the concert.

 

The __________ of tickets for the concert was very low.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The chairs were hard and not very comfortable.

 

The chairs didn't offer much __________.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Peter was very capable with numbers and always did well in maths tests.

 

Peter showed great __________ with numbers.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

It was raining heavily and the tops of the mountains weren't visible.

 

The heavy rain meant that __________ was poor that day.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The glass vase was very fragile and smashed to pieces when Kerry knocked it over.

 

Kerry wasn't aware of the __________ of the glass vase or she would have been more careful.

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The children didn't catch the disease because their injections made them immune to it.

 

The injections gave the children __________ to the disease.

  • Question 1

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Josie was good at art because she was very creative.

 

People admired Josie's __________.

 

(Think about whether the adjective ends in ble or not!)

CORRECT ANSWER
creativity
  • Question 2

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Tom was a responsible boy and was often given jobs to do by his teacher.

 

Tom was often given a lot of __________.

 

(Think about whether the adjective ends in ble or not!)

CORRECT ANSWER
responsibility
  • Question 3

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The girls dealt with their problem in a very mature way.

 

The girls showed great __________ in dealing with their problem.

CORRECT ANSWER
maturity
  • Question 4

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Kevin's model wasn't very stable so it fell over when the wind blew.

 

Kevin's model didn't have much __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
stability
  • Question 5

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

There weren't many tickets available for the concert.

 

The __________ of tickets for the concert was very low.

CORRECT ANSWER
availability
  • Question 6

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The chairs were hard and not very comfortable.

 

The chairs didn't offer much __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
comfort
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that \'comfort\' is an exception to the rule!
  • Question 7

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

Peter was very capable with numbers and always did well in maths tests.

 

Peter showed great __________ with numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER
capability
  • Question 8

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

It was raining heavily and the tops of the mountains weren't visible.

 

The heavy rain meant that __________ was poor that day.

CORRECT ANSWER
visibility
  • Question 9

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The glass vase was very fragile and smashed to pieces when Kerry knocked it over.

 

Kerry wasn't aware of the __________ of the glass vase or she would have been more careful.

CORRECT ANSWER
fragility
  • Question 10

Turn the underlined adjective into a noun to complete the second sentence. You need to add the suffix ity or ility and you also need to change the ending of the adjective.

 

The children didn't catch the disease because their injections made them immune to it.

 

The injections gave the children __________ to the disease.

CORRECT ANSWER
immunity
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