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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:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Root Word Awareness

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.

painting

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.

 

girl

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.

ticket

 

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 __________.

 

chair

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.

 

rain cloud

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.

painting

People admired Josie's __________.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
creativity
EDDIE SAYS
Josie looks like she is creating something wonderful here! We drop the e and add the suffix -ity.
  • 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
EDDIE SAYS
Responsible ends with 'ble', so we would choose the suffix -ility. We drop the 'le' first, before we add -ility.
  • 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.

 

girl

CORRECT ANSWER
maturity
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? We had to drop the e and add the suffix -ity.
  • 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
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, Kevin will find a way to improve stability. Stable ends with 'ble', so we had to drop the 'le' and add the suffix -ility.
  • 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.

ticket

 

CORRECT ANSWER
availability
EDDIE SAYS
Available ends with 'ble' so we had to drop the 'le' and add the suffix -ility. Everyone must get in quick before the tickets are all sold out!
  • 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 __________.

 

chair

CORRECT ANSWER
comfort
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that 'comfort' is an exception to the rule and we do not need to add a suffix for this word.
  • 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
EDDIE SAYS
Capable ends with 'ble' so we need to drop the 'le' and add the suffix -ility. Keep up the hard work!
  • 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.

 

rain cloud

CORRECT ANSWER
visibility
EDDIE SAYS
Visible ends with 'ble' so we need to drop the 'le' and add the suffix -ility.
  • 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
EDDIE SAYS
Fragile ends with 'e' so we drop the 'e' and add the suffix -ity. Only one more question to go!
  • 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
EDDIE SAYS
Immune ends with 'e' so we need to drop the 'e' and add the suffix -ity. Great job, well done!
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