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For each of the six questions choose the one correct answer.
1. My car is very _________ it’s never broken down.
a. edible
b. inedible
c. unreliable
d. reliable

2. This steak is completely _________, it’s cold and tough.
a. unreliable
b. reliable
c. edible
d. inedible

3. Sue’s handwriting is _________, she usually has to type letters.
a. flexible
b. inflexible
c. comprehensible
d. incomprehensible

4. Is this sweater _________ or do I have to get it dry-cleaned?
a. washable
b. changeable
c. washible
d. adjustable

5. My working hours are very _________, I have to arrive exactly on time.
a. changeable
b. inflexible
c. flexible
d. inflexable

6. Water in the UK is _________, you can have it directly from the tap.
a. drinkable
b. undrinkable
c. curable
d. incurable

Cevabı Göster

Suffix ‘-able/ible’
Answers
1:
a. If something is edible, you can eat it – Most insects are edible, some are delicious!
b. If something is inedible, you cannot eat it –
c. If something (or someone) is unreliable, you cannot rely or depend on it, e.g. her exboyfriend
was always late; he was very unreliable.
d. Correct – If something is reliable, you can depend or rely on it.

2:
a. If something (or someone) is unreliable, you cannot rely or depend on it, e.g. her exboyfriend
was always late.; he was very unreliable.
b. If something is reliable, you can depend or rely on it.
c. If something is edible, you can eat it – Most insects are edible, some are delicious!
d. Correct – If something is inedible, you cannot eat it .

3:
a. If something is flexible, you can change it easily.
b. If something is inflexible, you cannot change it easily.
c. If something is comprehensible, you can understand it.
d. Correct – If something is incomprehensible, you cannot understand it.

4:
a. Correct – If something is washable, you can wash it.
b. We often say the weather in the UK is changeable, sunny one moment, rainy the next!
c. Both ‘able’ & ‘ible’ occur as suffixes – ‘wash’ uses ‘able’ – you just have to learn the correct
spelling!
d. If something is adjustable, you can change it so that it fits / suits or is comfortable e.g. an
adjustable office chair.

5:
a. We often say the weather in the UK is changeable, sunny one moment, rainy the next!
b. Correct – If something is inflexible, you cannot change it easily.
c. If something is flexible, you can change it easily.
d. Both ‘able’ & ‘ible’ occur as suffixes – ‘flex’ uses ‘ible’ – you just have to learn the correct
spelling!

6:
a. Correct – If something is drinkable, you can drink it – a more formal word is ‘potable’.
b. If something is undrinkable, you cannot drink it – a more formal word is ‘non-potable’.
c. If an illness is curable, it can be cured, the person can be made well. Some illnesses are
incurable.
d. If an illness is curable, it can be cured, the person can be made well. Some illnesses are
incurable.
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