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