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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #89590: Formation of words
Formation of words
With some English vocabulary, we must sometimes change the form of the words in order to get the right meaning. This is called derivation.
Example: She gave me happy on my last birthday. X
The correct sentence is : She gave me happiness on my last birthday.
We can add prefixes or suffixes such as :
Dis + honest =dishonest
Im + possible = impossible
Joy + ful = Joyful
Care + less = careless
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