Derived nouns and composition: Activity 1
Complete the examples with nouns which are derived from the highlighted adjectives. The first answer is provided for you.
Anna was late. It annoyed me. → Anna's lateness annoyed me.
Jeff is shy. I didn’t notice this until the party. → I didn’t notice Jeff’s ___ until the party. I didn’t notice Jeff’s shyness until the party.
You were generous. I appreciated it. → I appreciated your ___. I appreciated your generosity.
They gave us a warm welcome. It made us feel at home. → The ___ of their welcome made us feel at home. The warmth of their welcome made us feel at home.
He was honest about the mistakes he had made. I admired this. → I admired his ___ about the mistakes he had made. I admired his honesty about the mistakes he had made.
They were kind to me. I thanked them for it. → I thanked them for their kindness to me.
This band is popular. I can’t understand it. → I can't understand this band's popularity.
Getting through the crowd was difficult. This led to a considerable delay. → The difficulty of getting through the crowd led to a considerable delay.
Tina’s work is extremely thorough. Everyone is impressed by this. → Everyone is impressed by the thoroughness of Tina's work.
The teacher praised the screenplay we wrote. She said it was original. → The teacher praised the originality of the screenplay we wrote.