-ful and -less Suffix Exercise at Auto-English

-ful and -less Suffix Exercise at Auto-English

1 Use the base words in the chart below to make adjectives with the suffixes -ful and -less.

WARNING

Not all adjectives ending in -ful have a positive meaning

Base word

Adjectives

Translation

Positive meaning Negative meaning
beauty ................................. (1) _______________

X

brain .................................

X

brainless
care .................................

careful

(2) _______________
charm .................................

X

charmless
end .................................

X

endless*
event ................................. (3) _______________

X

faith ................................. (4) _______________ faithless
harm ................................. harmless (5) _______________
help ................................. helpful helpless
home .................................

X

(6) _______________

hope ................................. (7) _______________ (8) _______________
pain .................................

(9) _______________

(10) _______________
peace ................................. peaceful

X

penny .................................

X

(11) _______________
power ................................. (12) _______________ powerless
sleep .................................

X

sleepless*
taste ................................. tasteful (13) _______________
thought ................................. thoughtful (14) _______________
time ................................. timeless

X

use ................................. (15) ______________ useless

* these adjectives could also be used with a positive meaning

2 Now translate the base words into your language.

 

 

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