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Vocabulary Exercise: Word Formation

How can you tell when a word is a noun or an adjective? This exercise helps you with the words which are commonly tested in the Use of English paper of the University of Cambridge FCE exam.

Quick review

Nouns
Typical noun endings are -ty (safety / difficulty); -y (jealousy / envy); -ion (television / ambition)

Adjectives
Typical adjective endings are -y (healthy / lucky / happy); -ous (ambitious / jealous)

Adverbs
Typical adverb endings are -ly (unexpectedly / happily)


Word Formation

Choose the correct answer.

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