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Suffixes: -ness / -less / -ful
|-ness, -less, -ful.|
|example: ill adj. (being sick) ==> illness n. (a disease)|
|Examples with the word 'child'|
adjective + ness ==> noun
|bald||baldness||the state of being bald|
|cool||coolness||a moderate degree of cold (coldness: froideur)|
|dark||darkness||pitch darkness: obscurité profonde|
|dry||dryness||of region, weather, skin|
|ugly (laid)||ugliness (laideur)|
dry ==> dryness shy ==> shyness sly ==> slyness
Goblins are small supernatural creatures
well known for their ugliness.
noun + less ==> adjective
|homeless / colourless|
|flavour||flavourless|| without flavour / (US flavor / flavorless)|
|heart||heartless||The heartless wolf eats the lamb.|
|sleep||sleepless||a sleepless night|
|An astronaut inside an orbiting vehicle |
has the experience of weightlessness.
|weight (noun) ==> weightless (adjective) ==> weightlessness (noun)|
|John is hopeful of passing his exam.|
Sarah is a wonderful teacher.
noun + -ful ==> adjective
|colour||colourful||US color, colorful|
|skill|| skilful |
|One can choose to rob a bank, but it's not lawful. (légal)|
Choose the right answer (noun or adjective).
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