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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #87156: Suffixes: -ness / -less / -ful
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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'
     child n.
     childhood n.
     childish adj.:
     childishly adv.
     childishness n.
     childless adj. 


     adjective + ness ==> noun

                 adjective              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
     fit  fitness:
     kind  kindness  
     lazy   laziness  '
     lonely   loneliness  
     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

             noun          adjective 


     flavour   flavourless  without flavour / (US flavor / flavorless)
     harm  harmless 
     heart   heartless  The heartless wolf eats the lamb.
     motion   motionless  
     price   priceless   sans prix 
     shame  shameless  
     sleep sleepless  a sleepless night
     weight   weightless  


                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   

                noun             adjective 
     care  careful  
     colour  colourful  US  color,  colorful
     fear   fearful  
     harm   harmful   
     joy   joyful   
     pain  painful  
     plenty  plentiful  
     power   powerful   
     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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