Noun Suffixes

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Noun Suffixes

  1. 1. NOUN SUFFIXES
  2. 2. Nouns from Adjectives  -ness Example: happy happiness  -ity Example: possible possibility  -ance / -ence Example: independent independence Example: important importance
  3. 3. Nouns from Verbs  -tion Example: inform information  -sion Example: admit admission  -ment Example: enjoy enjoyment  -ance / -ence  Example: admit admittance exist existence
  4. 4. Nouns from Nouns  -ship Example: friend friendship Example: member membership  -hood Example: mother motherhood Example: neighbour neighbourhood
  5. 5. Noun suffixes  -ness  -ment  -ity  -ance  -tion  -ence  -sion  -ship  -hood
  6. 6. Practise with these words!  Identify if they are adjectives, verbs or nouns before choosing the suffix to form nouns: Sad probable appoint Weak Complex arrange Tidy Decide silent Good describe appear forgetful multiply partner Responsible Alter relation child

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