Noun Forming Suffixes -ment and -ness

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Noun Forming Suffixes -ment and -ness

  1. 1. Noun Forming Suffixes -ment and -ness
  2. 2. What is a suffix?A. A group of letters added to the beginning of the wordB. A group of letters added to the end of the wordC. A really long word
  3. 3. What is a suffix?A. A group of letters added to the beginning of the wordB. A group of letters added to the end of the wordC. A really long word
  4. 4. The suffix -ment • This suffix changes a verb to a noun • In other words, it changes a word that shows action into a word that refers to a thing
  5. 5. The suffix -ment • This suffix changes a verb to a noun • This suffix means the process or product of ______.
  6. 6. The suffix -ment Many people enjoy fall In this sentence, enjoy is an action. It is something that people can do.
  7. 7. The suffix -ment Many people find enjoyment in fall. In this sentence, enjoyment is a thing. It is something people can find in the fall.
  8. 8. The suffix -ment Many people find enjoyment in fall. Enjoyment is the product of the action enjoying.
  9. 9. The suffix -mentThe owner of thecampground wanted toadvertise.Here, advertise is showingaction. It is something theowner can do.
  10. 10. The suffix -mentWrite a sentence using thenoun form of advertise.What might the ownercreate?
  11. 11. The suffix -mentTurn these verbsinto nouns withthe suffix -ment. •entertain •enjoy •improve •argue
  12. 12. The suffix -mentFill in thesentences with thenouns. The students put on a show for the school’s ______________.
  13. 13. The suffix -mentTwo words wouldfit. The students put on a show for the school’s entertainment. The students put on a show for the school’s enjoyment.
  14. 14. The suffix -mentFill in thesentences with thenouns. The children had an over who would feed the flamingos.
  15. 15. The suffix -ment The children had an argument over who would feed the flamingos. An argument is the product of arguing.
  16. 16. The suffix -mentFill in thesentences with thenouns. The new garden was a big to the backyard.
  17. 17. The suffix -ment The new garden was a big improvement to the backyard. An improvement is the product of improving.
  18. 18. The suffix -ness • This suffix changes an adjective to a noun • In other words, it changes a describing word into a word that refers to a thing
  19. 19. The suffix -ness This suffix means a state of _____The forest was quiet.The quietness of the forest was relaxing.
  20. 20. The suffix -ness Turn the adjective into a noun.The water was murky.The of the water made it impossible to see the bottom.
  21. 21. The suffix -nessThe water was murky.The murkiness of the water made it impossible to see the bottom.
  22. 22. The suffix -ness Turn the adjective into a noun.The child was gentle. Her allowed her to pick up the horseshoe crab without harming it.
  23. 23. The suffix -nessThe child was gentle. Her gentleness allowed her to pick up the horseshoe crab without harming it.
  24. 24. What have you learned? What are two suffixes that we can use to make nouns?
  25. 25. What have you learned? What are two suffixes that we can use to make nouns? -ment and -ness
  26. 26. What have you learned? Which suffix means a state of being ______?
  27. 27. What have you learned? Which suffix means a state of being ______? -ness
  28. 28. What have you learned? Which suffix means the product or process of ______? -ment
  29. 29. by Emily Kissner

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