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Adjectives 6 - Adjectives from Nouns
Which adjective is derived from gold?

Adjectives 6 - Adjectives from Nouns

In the previous quizzes you have learnt that adjectives describe nouns and provide more meaning to a noun. You have also learnt about different types of adjectives. In this quiz, you will learn about adjectives that are formed from nouns.

English is a versatile language and it has many shades. Among the different parts of speech nouns and adjectives are important, and though they are different classes by themselves, it is possible to use nouns and convert them into adjectives.

'Poison' is a noun and 'poisonous' is an adjective derived from the noun. You will notice that the word ‘poisonous’ has been formed by adding ‘ous’ to poison. Here, the original word remains the same and we just add the suffix. Some other words that can be formed by just adding a suffix without changing the original word are 'person-personal,' 'skill-skillful,' 'fool-foolish' and 'power-powerless.'

There are particular suffixes that can be added to original words and generally they have a definite meaning on account of which the adjective takes on that form.

Adjectives can also be formed from nouns by making some small changes to the original word. For instance, the noun ‘nature’ is converted to an adjective by removing the ‘e’ and adding ‘al’ to form the word 'natural' which is an adjective. Similarly, the adjective ‘beautiful’ is formed from the noun ‘beauty’ by removing the ‘y’ and adding ‘iful’. Some more words in this category are 'mystery-mysterious,' 'history-historic,' 'romance-romantic' and 'offence-offensive.'

Sometimes two different adjectives can be formed from the same original word. One example of this is 'history-historic' and 'history-historical.'

A good vocabulary will always contain adjectives that are derived from nouns and it is to your advantage to learn as many new adjectives as possible and also to learn how to convert nouns into adjectives. By playing the quiz that follows you will learn to make more adjectives from nouns.

1.
Which adjective is derived from the word Hope?
Hopey
Hopeless
Adhope
Hoper
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "Sachin Tendulkar is India's only HOPE." "India is a HOPELESS team without Sachin Tendulkar."
2.
Which adjective is derived from the word Dirt?
Dirty
Dirts
Adirt
Dirte
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "There is DIRT on the windshield of his car." "He has a DIRTY car."
3.
Which adjective is derived from the word Gold?
Goldie
Golden
Goldous
Goldy
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "I won a GOLD medal at the Olympics." "I had a GOLDEN moment at the Olympics."
4.
Which adjective is derived from the word Circle?
Circleous
Circular
Circlen
Circler
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "How do you get to the middle of the CIRCLE?" "You should follow a CIRCULAR route."
5.
Which adjective is derived from the word Accident?
Accidenty
Accidentous
Accidenten
Accidental
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "I met him at the site of an ACCIDENT." "I had an ACCIDENTAL meeting with him."
6.
Which adjective is derived from the word Luxury?
Luxurycal
Luxuryen
Luxurious
Luxuryular
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "He stayed in a hotel of LUXURY." "He stayed in a LUXURIOUS hotel."
7.
Which adjective is derived from the word Friend?
Friendship
Friender
Friendlious
Friendly
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "Sukanya is a good FRIEND of mine." "Sukanya is a FRIENDLY person."
8.
Which adjective is derived from the word Magic?
Magical
Magicous
Magicen
Magicy
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "His batting is like pure MAGIC." "He played a MAGICAL innings."
9.
Which adjective is derived from the word Storm?
Stormy
Stormer
Stormey
Stormie
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "The sky turned dark in the STORM." "I could not see in the dark, STORMY sky."
10.
Which adjective is derived from the word Courage?
Couragey
Courageless
Courageous
Couragen
See how the noun and adjective are used in the following sentences: "The Indian Army displays exemplary COURAGE at war." "India has a COURAGEOUS Army."
Author:  V T Narendra

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