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Nouns, Adjectives and Examples of Nouns formed from Adjectives

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The acronym Wi-Fi stands for _____.

  • A. Wireless Files

  • B. Wireless Flips

  • C. Wireless Fidelity

  • D. Wireless Freedom

  • E. Wireless and Free

  • F. Wireless Fun

The words massacre and bloodbath are _____.

  • A. Antonyms

  • B. Synonyms

  • C. Homonyms

  • D. Homophones

  • E. Heteronyms

  • F. Heterophone

_____ are words or a phrases or expressions that have an exact or closely related meaning with another word or phrase or expression

  • A. Antonyms

  • B. Synonyms

  • C. Homonyms

  • D. Homophones

  • E. Heteronyms

  • F. Heterophones

A figure of speech that shows a balanced expression written in a reverse order is the _____.

  • A. Oxymoron

  • B. Hyperbole

  • C. Onomatopoeia

  • D. Synecdoche

  • E. Anaphora

  • F. Chiasmus

The little giant is here

The figure of speech used in the above instance is _____.

  • A. Oxymoron

  • B. Hyperbole

  • C. Onomatopoeia

  • D. Synecdoche

  • E. Anaphora

  • F. Chiasmus

_____ is a figure of speech that uses two main words 'as and 'like' as a source of comparison between two things that normally do not have anything in common.

  • A. Metaphor

  • B. Irony

  • C. Simile

  • D. Oxymoron

  • E. Personification

  • F. Hyperbole

Tell whoever may ask that I am not interested

Whoever as used in the above sentence is a _____.

  • A. Simple relative pronoun

  • B. Compound relative pronoun

  • C. Complex relative pronoun

  • D. Complicated relative pronoun

  • E. Universal relative pronoun

  • F. Base relative pronoun

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning relative pronouns?

  • A. They refer to a noun that had been previously mentioned

  • B. They introduce relative clauses

  • C. They can function as an object in a sentence

  • D. They can function as a partial noun in a sentence

  • E. They can function as a possessive pronoun in a sentence

  • F. They can function as a subject in a sentence

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Nouns formed from Adjectives:

Nouns and Adjectives are among the parts of speech.

Let’s begin by understanding what nouns and adjectives are. In this way, we will better understand the various nouns formed from adjectives.

 

What is a noun?

A noun is defined as the name of any person, animal, place, thing or activity. Think of it as a name to anything.

Please read on relative pronouns here.

Within a sentence, a noun can take a variety of roles. The two major roles they assume are:

1. Subject: The subject of a sentence is always the doer of something.

The term 'subject' in a sentence is only one part of the sentence; the other part is termed as the predicate.

A predicate is the part of a sentence or clause that contains a verb and something concerning the subject.

The instance below shows a noun acting as a subject:

The boy ate some rice.

Noun: Boy

Subject: The boy

Predicate: ate some rice

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2. Object: The object of a sentence is the entity that is acted upon by the subject.

An object can be direct or indirect.

  • Direct objects are nouns or pronouns that receive an action from a subject.

Consider the instance below:

Ade bought a car

Object: Car

Car as used in the sentence is a direct object because that was the goal of Ade’s action.

Recall that the action word in any sentence is a verb. In fact, a verb is defined as an action word or a doing word.

Please read on transitive and intransitive verbs here.

 

  • Indirect objects are nouns or pronouns affected by the action received.

Consider the instance below:

Ade bought a car for Loveth.

Indirect Object: Loveth

Loveth as used in the sentence is an indirect object because it is the receiver of Ade’s action.

 

What is an Adjective?

They are words that qualify or describe a noun.

Consider the instance below.

Cynthia is a beautiful girl.

The Adjective 'beautiful' helps us to further describe Cynthia.

We can therefore conclude that an adjective gives more description about a noun.

 

With our explanations on nouns and adjectives, we can give examples of nouns formed from adjectives.

Below are sentences containing nouns formed from adjectives:


  • Noun: Anxiety
  • Adjective: Anxious

He showed a lot of anxiety at yesterday’s game.

The anxious man died from hypertension.

 

  • Noun: Anger
  • Adjective: Angry

The gentle boy expressed his anger for the first time.

The angry mob killed the animal ravaging their crops.

 

  • Noun: Curiosity
  • Adjective: Curious

Curiosity kills the cat.

The young girl is always curious about everything.

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  • Noun: Depth
  • Adjective: Deep

The depth of God’s love is immeasurable.

The deep well generates clean water.

You can read on God's attribute here.

 

  • Noun: Excellence
  • Adjective: Excellent

Lagos is the centre of excellence.

He is an excellent student.

 

  • Noun: Freedom
  • Adjective: Free

After many years of colonialism, Nigeria gained her freedom.

He became a free man after serving twenty years in the penitentiary.

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  • Noun: Honesty
  • Adjective: Honest

Honesty is one of the best policies in business.

She is an honest woman.

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  • Noun: Wisdom
  • Adjective: Wise

Alfred is a man of great wisdom.

A wise man does the right thing at the right place and time.

 

  • Noun: Truth
  • Adjective: True

The truth of the matter has finally been revealed.

The innocent girl is indeed a true muslim.

 

  • Noun: Strength
  • Adjective: Strong

Samson is a man of great strength.

According to the bible, Samson is a strong man.

 

  • Noun: Pride
  • Adjective: Proud

The pride of Catherine is her husband.

A proud man considers himself first in all thing.

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  • Noun: Length
  • Adjective: Long

The length of her hair is amazing.

They were able to kill the snake with the long stick.

 

  • Noun: Justice
  • Adjective: Just

The justice of the law came upon him.

He is a faithful and just man.

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  • Noun: Humility
  • Adjective: Humble

His humility made him die for sinners.

The humble man died for a good cause.

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  • Noun: Holiness
  • Adjective: Holy

His Holiness is currently in Nigeria.

It is a holy act to pray for your enemies.

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Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.

Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:

  • Keen

We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.

Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.

Keen: Very interested in something.

  • Tear

Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.

Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.

Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.

  • Jot

There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.

Jot: A very small amount of something

Jot: To write something quickly

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Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.

The table below shows some examples:

 Childlike

 Childish

 Stimulus

 Stimulant

 Destructible

 Destructive

 Negligible

 Negligent

 Comprehensible

 Comprehensive


Synonyms should not be confused with the above instance. They are different words with similar meanings.

Please read more on synonyms here.

Some words always exist in the plural form. Examples of such words are:

  • Scissors
  • Shears
  • Alms
  • News
  • Trousers

Possessive adjective tells you the owner of a thing. For instance;

This is his car.

'His' in the above statement is describing him as the owner of the car; and this makes 'his' a possessive adjective.

That is your bag.

'Your' is a possessive adjective in the above statement.

Note: An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

Possessive pronouns show possession.

A possessive pronoun will always correspond with each of the personal pronouns. For Instance:

I own the book. ('I' is a personal pronoun)

The book is mine. ('Mine' is the possessive pronoun)

She owns a car. ('She' is a personal pronoun)

The car is hers. ('Hers' is the possessive pronoun)