Aug 11, 2011

Transforming adjectives into nouns with -ness

Many adjectives can be made into nouns with the addition of the suffix -ness. Here are some examples:


good.......goodness


happy......happiness


friendly.......friendliness


sad........sadness


silly.....silliness




As you can see, if the adjective ends in y, you change it to i when you add -ness.


Not every adjective can be made into a noun this way. But when you see a noun that you don't know which ends in -ness, you can look at the first part of the word, remember the adjective, and understand the word.

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