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CBSE Class 10 Grammar Revision Notes for Word forms

Word Forms

What are Word Forms?

The addition of prefixes and suffixes to words can change their category and function. Some suffixes are used only for nouns, and some are used for verbs. Suffixes can also impart different meanings to words. For example, ‘trainer’ and ‘training’ have the common stem ‘train’, but the suffixes ‘-er’ and ‘-ing’ impart different meanings. 

 

Word Categories 

Suffixes of Nouns

 
Suffixes of Verbs

 
 
Suffixes of Adjectives

 
Suffixes of Adverbs

 
Hints

  • While changing a word into a noun, add ‘by’ before it for a hint.



  • While changing a word into a verb, add ‘to’ before it for a hint.



  • While changing a word into an adjective, add ‘being’ before it for a hint.



  • While changing a word into an adverb, add ‘quite’ before it for a hint or add the suffix ‘-ly’ to it.

 
Examples:

  1. Word: Tempt (Verb)



  2. Word: Fail (Verb)



  3. Word: Sad (Adjective)



  4. Word: Confusingly (Adverb)



  5. Word: Complete (Verb)



  6. Word: Kindness (Noun)



  7. Word: Intentional (Adjective)



  8. Word: Preventively (Adverb)



  9. Word: Suggestion (Noun)



  10. Word: Admire (Verb)



  11. Word: Variable (Adjective)



  12. Word: Urgently (Adverb)



  13. Word: Energy (Noun)



  14. Word: Entertain (Verb)



  15. Word: Total (Adjective)



  16. Word: Gradually (Adverb)



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