Identify the adjective form of the given word in order to complete the sentence- In this primitive tribe, the people still hold the sun, the moon, and the stars ______ (reverence) as deities. A) reverable B) reveric C) reverous D) reveriable
Hint: ‘Reverence’ is a noun that refers to the act of worshiping or praising someone. A noun is a word that is used to indicate the name of a person, place, thing, or animal.
Complete answer: As given in the hint, a noun has a simple task of naming someone or something. We use adjectives to describe or modify nouns. Example- I climbed the enormous hills. Here ‘enormous’ is an adjective that is used to modify the noun, ‘hills’. In the given question- We can understand that in a primitive tribe, ‘X’, the people still worship the sun, the moon, and the stars as deities. We form adjectives from their respective noun forms or verb forms by adding suitable suffixes, such as ‘able, ous, y, etc’. Example- ‘Dangerous’ is an adjective that is formed by adding the suffix ‘ous’ to the noun ‘danger’. Now, let’s look at the given options- Option a- ‘Reverable’ is the adjective of the verb ‘revere’. It has been formed by adding ‘able’ to the verb form. Hence, it is the correct option. Option b- ‘Reveric’ is an inaccurate word as no such word exists in the English language. Hence, it is an incorrect option. Option c- ‘Reverous’ is also an inaccurate word as no such word exists in the English language. Hence, it is an incorrect option. Option d- ‘Reveriable’ is a non-existing word as no such word has been recorded in the English language. Hence, it is an incorrect option. So, the correct answer is “Option a”.
Note: The suffix ‘able’ is added to a verb to indicate the ability of the subject or the noun. Example- Is the table breakable? Here, ‘breakable’ indicates the ability of the table.