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The suffix -ous

At the end of an adjective, the /us/ sound is spelt with the letters ous.

An adjective is a word that is used to describe someone or something.

Can you work out who or what is being described in each of the example sentences?

poisonous
Not all snake bites are poisonous.
dangerous
A crocodile is a very dangerous creature.
famous
A famous person is someone well-known to many people.
various
There were various bones at the museum.
tremendous
The thunder made a tremendous noise.
enormous
The enormous crocodile was waiting by the riverbank.
jealous
He was jealous of his brother's new bike.
glamorous
She always dressed up and looked glamorous.
courageous
The soldiers were courageous in battle.
serious
The judge said it was a very serious crime.
obvious
It was obvious that the boy needed some help.
curious
I was curious to see how many people turned up.
hideous
The weather was hideous during the storm.
spontaneous
There was spontaneous applause when he spoke.

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