Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Forms


Word formation - Noun Verb Adjective Adverb

Although it is sometimes confused with semantic change, there is a difference between them. Semantic change is a change in one of the meanings of a word, however word formation is actually making up a new word.
See word formation chart for an alternative fill in the blank exercise to practice how to modify one form of a word by adding or removing suffixes and prefixes to get another form of the same word.


Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the words given in the brackets.

1. Mr. Parks' lessons are really ---- . I hate his lessons. (bore)

2. My sisters are very ----. (ambition)

3. I am so ---- that we are going to New York tomorrow. (excite)

4. Women wear these skirts ---- . (tradition)

5. His job is to paint houses and put paper on the walls. He is a/an ---- . (decorate)

6. want to see the National Theater's ---- of Arthur Miller's 'The Last Yankee'. (present)

7. Are you ---- in the latest developments in technology? (interest)

8. She is a very ---- woman. (determination)

9. There is friendly ---- between the two teams. (rival)

10. Is it your final ---- ? (decide)

11. I don't like this team at all. They play ---- . (awful)

12. I am ---- with her. (disgust)

13. Do you always behave ---- when your naughty nieces come to visit? (tolerance)

14. My nephew is a professional ---- . (wrestle)

15. I don’t like eating ---- cabbages. (pickle)

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