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Study the word list: - ive sounds like iv

multi-syllable words ending in -ive where the last syllable is shortened to iv .

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native
I love my native country, where I was born and raised. *
massive
That footballer is paid a massive amount of money.
detective
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective.
attractive
She found him very attractive.
adhesive
I will stick the papers together with this adhesive. *
active
He was active in the field of science.
relative
Uncle Bill is my closest relative.
expensive
My very expensive new saucepan was advertised as being non-stick. *
attentive
The teacher advised her students to be more attentive. *
digestive
In class, we are writing a paragraph about the digestive system. *
motive
There was no motive for the crime - no-one knew why he had done it. *
positive
Jean is very negative about his work but Tom is more positive. *
sensitive
A sensitive person can be easily upset.
creative
That artist is a very creative person indeed. *
alternative
Dr Brown had no alternative but to operate on the patient. *

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