Nouns and adjectives can be converted into verbs by adding the suffixes -ate, -ise, -en and -ify to root words ending in 'e'.

For example:

motive can become motivate

light can become lighten

intense can become intensify

author can become authorise



Words that end in 'y' change to 'i' before adding the suffix.

luxury - luxuriate


Words that end in 'e' drop the 'e' before adding the suffix.

pure - purify


Words that end in a short vowel sound double the consonant before adding the suffix.

sad - sadden


Now you've got the hang of it, let's begin the activities!

Here's a taster of the questions you will be asked:

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

If the company wants to sell more, they need to ______.

advertate / advertise / advertify / adverten

The answer is advertise.