Suffixes
 
Suffixes are added at the end of a word and form a new word. Use the following suffixes to change the words in brackets and fill in the sentences.

- ful; -ion; -less; -ity; -ists; -ment; -al; -ation

 
a) I hate plastic. I try to buy things made of ____ (nature) materials.
b) The discovery of ______ (electric) changed the way we live.
c) _______ (technology) believe that we can achieve anything if we try.
d) The babysitter's club is an _______ (organize) which finds jobs for teenagers.

Possessive Form of Nouns


The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries and animals
.

Susan owns a book. ('Susan' is the possessor or owner)
It is Susan´s book.
 
Germany has some a lot of forests. ('Europe' is the owner)
They are Germany's forests.

Possessive forms can also express other relationships:

Susan works in a book shop. This is Susan´s book shop.

Susan lives in this house. It is Susan´s house.

Constructing nouns
Ziel dieser Übung ist die Umformung von Verben/Adjektiven zu Nomen. Bitte vervollständigen Sie die Sätze, indem Sie das eingeklammerte Wort in ein Substantiv umformen. 

1.) Many companies questioned the _______________ of the energy programme. (sustainable)

2.) What´s the economic ___________ for 2014? (forecast)

3.) There´s a job __________ at the Berlin office. Are you interested? (open)

4.) The new colleague will be fine; he just needs a little bit more ____________. (encourage)

5.) Have you found a _________ for Susan yet? (replace)

6.) The company didn´t make a profit last year; in fact, it made a huge ________. (lose)

Some and Any

Please choose the right word to complete these phrases.

a) Did you make __________ (some/any) interesting contacts at the conference?

b) I stayed home yesterday. Did you go ____________ (somewhere/anywhere)?

c) May I offer you ________________ (something/anything) to drink?

Possessivpronomen (possessive adjectives)

Possessivpronomen geben Auskunft über den Besitz. Im Englischen gibt es folgende Possessivpronomen:

Englisch Deutsch
my mein/meine
your dein/deine - Ihr/Ihre
his sein/seine
her ihr/ihre
its sein/seine/ihr/ihre
our unser/unsere
your euer/eure
their ihr/ihre