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.

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