- 1 Post By monty mike
This post is the carry-on post that I had posted eariler with the subject. The reason that I created this post is because I didnt elaborate my question very well in my 1st post. So, I start it all over again at this post
We all know there are several form of adjectives, and different forms have different meaning:
adjective with ing form = express the effect something has on us
e.g. The delay was annoying
adjective with ed form = express how we feel
e.g. The passengers were annoyed
And my question is
what about the adj with ful, ive form?
Then compare : impressive Vs Impressed
elective Vs elected
selective Vs Selected
I'm not sure what the question is. Different suffixes (end-bits) form different words that usually have different meanings. When the words are participles (ending "-ing" and "-ed"), they expand on the meaning of the verb; "rested" and "resting" have meanings closely related to the meaning of the verb. But with other suffixes, the meanings needn't be so closely related; "restive", "restless" and "restful" all exist; use a dictionary to compare their distinct meanings.
-ive as a suffix means ' tending to; having the nature of'
So, 'impression', and 'tending to make an impression'= 'impressive'
-ed can be a suffix to a noun, forming an adjective - talented, diseased. Meaning 'having, possessing, affected by"
But be careful:
I elect to.../ We must elect a...
I elected to/ We elected
-ed is also used to form the past tense.
"I selected a blue jumper. The shop assistant took my selected item to the cash register and..."
Here, the past tense with -ed becomes a participial adjective.
Last edited by David L.; 09-Aug-2008 at 13:14.
sorry for the confusion, and David has answered my inquiries
thank for your explanation. You have cleared my long unsolved question
Very appreciated man
One more thing... is suffix of ful also has the same meaning?
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