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Transcript of Adjectives
WHAT IS AN
-able, -ible: comfortable, readable, incredible, invisible
-al, -ial: comical, normal, musical, industrial, presidential
-ful: beautiful, harmful, peaceful, wonderful
-ic: classic, economic, heroic, romantic
-ical: aeronautical, alphabetical, political
-ish: British, childish, Irish, foolish
-ive, -ative: active, alternative, creative, talkative
-less: endless, motionless, priceless, timeless
-eous, -ious, -ous:spontaneous, hideous, ambitious, anxious, dangerous, famous
-y: angry, busy, wealthy, windy
REMEMBER THAT LANGUAGE IS A LIVING ENTITY AND FOR THAT REASON IT CHANGES AND WE CANNOT SAY THAT THERE ARE FLAWLESS RULES.
SIMPLE, AN ANDJECTIVE IS A WORD THAT DESCRIBES A NOUN OR A PRONOUN.
YOU CAN RECOGNIZE AND ADJECTIVE BECAUSE THEY USUALLY HAVE SIMILAR SUFFIXES:
We can form verbs from SHORT adjectives.
We just have to take the adjective and add -en.
Since colors are adjectives, they also can be converted into verbs
Forming verbs fom adjectives
How it works
short + en = shorten
The new verb shorten means to make something shorter.
length + en = lengthen
The new verb lengthen means to increase something in length.
Some examples are: wide widen
Creating adverbs from adjectives
Adverbs have a strong connection with adjectives. Adjectives and adverbs are usually based on the same word. Adverbs often have the form of an adjective + -ly.
For example: calm-calmly,
Adverbs ending in -ly are usually adverbs of manner (slowly) and degree (completely, fairly).
There is a small group of adverbs which end in -ward(s) or -wise. The -ward(s) words can end in either -ward or -wards (inward, inwards).
-wards: inwards, eastwards, upwards, downwards
-wise: clockwise, lengthwise, likewise