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Two common suffixes you can add to words to make adjectives are -ful and -less. The suffix -ful means “full of” (fearful = full of fear, cheerful = full of cheer) and -less means “without” (fearless = without fear). For some words, either suffix can be added. For others, you can use on suffix but not the other.
|-ful||-ful and -less||-less|
Look at these word roots. which can take -ful and which can take -less? Which can take either? Make a diagram like the one above.
Words: harm, truth, power, point, beauty, care, help, worth
-ful -ful and less -less
2. Match the root word and correct suffix -ful or -less to complete these sentences.
Words: stress, home, fear, harm, wonder, point, success, power