GrammarWord Building

Adjectives with the suffix -ABLE

The suffix -able can be added to verbs to form adjectives that mean ‘capable of’ or ‘suitable for’.

Here are some examples of the adjectives with the suffix -able:

CAPABLE – having the ability to do something.
Ex: I am capable of typing very fast.

AFFORDABLE – cheap enough.
Ex: These holiday arrangements are affordable.

APPROACHABLE – friendly and easy to talk to.
Ex: Despite being famous, she is very approachable.

VALUABLE – worth and useful.
Ex: Sesame is a valuable source of vitamin C.

AVAILABLE – can be bought or used.
Ex: Tickets for the concert are available from the box office.

PREDICTABLE – can be predicted easily.
Ex: The ending of the book was totally predictable.

NOTICEABLE – can be seen or noticed easily.
Ex: There is a noticeable change in her behavior.

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