Animal Adjectives Activity - the suffix ine
Adjectives are words used to describe or modify nouns. They give the reader more information about a noun.
Here is a list of adjectives that are related to animals.
1. Next to each adjective - write the animal which it refers to.
2. Write a sentence using the adjective.
Example: Delphine - related to dolphins.
You should have noticed that each animal adjective ended with the suffix ine.
4. Make some guesses about the meanings of these words, based on what you know about the suffix ine.
a. What is a heroine?
b. Is it flattering to be described as asinine?
c. What does medicine mean?
d. Which of these objects is best described as crystalline? a dog | a snowy hillside | a car
5. Every year new words are invented.
Become a Wordsmith.
Example: chiroptine - bat.
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