Adjectives From Noun

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In today’s English class, we will be learning about  Adjectives From Noun

Like we have come to learn in our previous classes that an adjective is used to modify or describe a noun or pronoun. In other words, adjectives are used to give proper meaning to Nouns. 

Stay with me as well learn how adjectives are formed from nouns. 


Adjectives From Noun


adjectives from noun

Adjectives can be formed from nouns, verbs, and other adjectives. For the sake of today’s class, we’ll be concentrating on how adjectives are formed from nouns. 

We can form adjectives from nouns by adding suffixes to a noun. Remember we already learned that suffixes are words added to the end of each word. 

Some adjectives are formed by adding -y or -al or -ial. If the noun has an ‘e’ in the ending, it is removed and -y or -al or -ial is added as a suffix to the noun to form an adjective. 

Let’s take some examples

adjectives from noun al

Adjectives ending with ‘al’


  • Certain suffixes will change a noun into one that modifies another as per the state of being.


  • For example, the suffix ‘-al’ can be used with the noun ‘accident’ to form the adjective ‘accidental,’ which is the state of being in an accident.


  • Another example includes taking the suffix ‘al’ to add to the noun ‘intention’ to form the adjective ‘intentional.’


Adjectives ending with ‘ous’

ous suffix

  • Adjectives that relate a noun to a quality can be formed by using the suffix ‘-ary’ or ‘-ous’.


  • For example, the adjective ‘poisonous’ is formed from the word ‘poison.’


Adjectives ending with ‘ful’

suffix ful


  • The suffix ‘-ful’ can be added to some nouns to form adjectives that indicate ‘full’ of the quality expressed by the root word. So ‘beauty’ becomes ‘beautiful’, ‘wonder’ becomes ‘wonderful’, skill becomes ‘skillful’.


  • However, some formations have their spellings changed. The ‘-y’ in beauty becomes an ‘-i’ when changed to ‘beautiful.’ The ‘-e’ in ‘awe’ is omitted to form the adjective ‘awful.’


In summary, adjectives can be formed from nouns usually by adding suffixes to the noun. Also, some are formed by adding -y or -al or -ial. 



Adjectives can also be formed from….

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Reading Assignment

Give 10 Adjectives ending with ‘al’


Weekend Assignment

  • Give 5 Adjectives ending with ‘ous’
  • Give 5 Adjectives ending with ‘ful’


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