When forming adjectives, we have a few typical suffixes:

 

SUFFIX EXAMPLE EXAMPLE SENTENCE
…ABLE ENJOYABLE Sport is enjoyable.
…AL PRACTICAL Languages are practical.
…FUL USEFUL My hammer is useful.
…IC SPECIFIC The topic is specific.
…IVE ACTIVE I am very active.
…LESS USELESS You are useless.
…OUS DANGEROUS Tigers are dangerous.
…Y ICY The bridge is icy.

 

Adjectives can be formed from different types of words by adapting the suffix. Study the examples

 

Noun into adjective:

PRACTICE – PRACTICAL

LENGTH – LENGTHY

TIME – TIMELY

 

Verb into adjective:

USE – USEFUL/USELESS

HELP – HELPFUL/HELPLESS

SPEND – EXPENSIVE

 

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