Free Online English Lessons Suffixes

Grammar, Level B1+

Complete the root word with the correct suffix to make an adjective. You can choose from "ous", "able", "ful" or "y". Sometimes you may have to add or remove a letter for the correct spelling. Then try using the adjective in the sentences in the second exercise.

Exercise 1
1. danger  
2. comfort  
3. fam  
4. sun  
5. pain  
6. wind  
7. enjoy  
8. suit  
9. help  
10. use  
Exercise 2

Now try to fill in the blanks with a suitable word from those above.

1. It can be to cross the train line so be very careful.  
2. I really like this sofa. It's extremely .  
3. Beckham is probably one of the most football players in Britain.  
4. We have decided to have our lessons in the garden as it was a lovely day.  
5. John's toothache was quite and he had to go to the dentist.  
6. Let's go sailing! It's a perfect day for it, the sun is shining and it's not too .  
7. This is a really book. I'm sure you will like it too.  
8. This film really isn't very for children under 10. There is far too much violence.  
9. The shop assistant was so that I'll go there again. He gave me a lot of information.  
10. It's really to be able to speak another language.  

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