Love is a verb.
I love chocolate!
To turn it into an adjective we add ‘able’.
Love + able = loveable
Puppies and kittens are loveable animals!
’loveable’ is an adjective describing something which deserves love or is easy to love.
If you are unsure about parts of speech like ‘noun’, ‘verb’, ‘adjective’ etc, then this site can help you.
Are These words Nouns, Adjectives or Verbs?
Click below to see our introduction to different suffixes.
- Agriculture (noun) + al = agricultural (adjective)
- Tradition (noun) + ally = traditionally (adverb)
- Create (verb) + ion = creation (noun)
- Rare (adjective) + ity = rarity = (noun)
- Enjoy (verb) + ment = enjoyment (noun)
A suffix can have a different effect on different words.
For example, Agriculture (noun) + al = agriculture (an adjective).
But refuse (verb) + al = refusal (noun).
So –al can turn a noun into an adjective, and turn a verb into a noun.
-ally can turn adjectives into adverbs.
-ion can turn adjectives and verbs into nouns.
-ity can turn adjectives into nouns.
-ment can turn verbs and adjectives into nouns.
Add suffixes to the words in the brackets ()
When you learn a new word in the future, think about whether it has a suffix, and how the suffix changes the meaning and use of the word.