-ive

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-ive(
ihv
)
A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
1. (that has tendency or relation; often used with verbs or nouns to form adjectives)
a. -ivo
The generic medication has the same active ingredients as the name brand medication.El medicamento genérico tiene los mismos ingredientes activos que el medicamento de marca.
b. -tor
The tornado was destructive than expected.El tornado fue menos destructor que lo esperado
c. -az
This medication has been proven effective against coughs.Este medicamento ha demostrado ser eficaz contra la tos.
d. -nte
Molly has an impressive résumé.Molly tiene un curriculum impresionante.
e. -al
Everyone who was hoping for a substantive debate was deeply disappointed.Todos los que estaban esperando un debate sustancial se decepcionaron profundamente.
f. -ado
My sister's name is derivative of my grandmother's name.El nombre de mi hermana es derivado del nombre de mi abuela.
g. -oso
I took my new computer back to the store because it was defective.Devolví la computadora nueva a la tienda porque estaba defectuosa.
2. (agent of an action; used with verbs to form nouns)
a. -ivo
Norman is a high-ranking executive.Norman es un ejecutivo de alto rango.
b. -dor
The conservatives are holding a convention next week.Los conservadores llevarán a cabo una convención la semana próxima.
c. -ante
Nelly is a representative of a pharmaceutical company.Nelly es una representante de una compañía farmacéutica.
d. -iva
The EU has issued a new directive on privacy.La UE emitió una nueva directiva en materia de privacidad.
e. -ado
Becky became a millionaire buying and selling derivatives.Becky se hizo millonaria comprando y vendiendo derivados.
f. -tor
You have to fix that smoke detector.Tienes que reparar ese detector de humo.
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