Word Formation Exercise (244)

Adjectives are formed from nouns by adding various suffixes, some of which are -ous, -al, -y, -ic, -ate, -able, and -ive.

Edit the following sentences by changing the nouns in parentheses to their corresponding adjective forms (remove the parentheses before submitting your answers).

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: In choosing friends, beware of (poison) relationships.
Correct : In choosing friends, beware of poisonous relationships.

2.
Original: Enormous statues, like those of Buddha along the Yellow River, may be described as (monument).
Correct : Enormous statues, like those of Buddha along the Yellow River, may be described as monumental.

3.
Original: Some computers are more (reliance) than others.
Correct : Some computers are more reliable than others.

4.
Original: The Vikings were masters at constructing (wood) ships.
Correct : The Vikings were masters at constructing wooden ships.

5.
Original: After his concussion, he experienced (episode) bouts of amnesia.
Correct : After his concussion, he experienced episodic bouts of amnesia.

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