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-ive/-ative

From Boercade

"-ive" indicates that do something out of its nature, or do what it's supposed to do because it is born/made for that, or do something out of its innermost being.

So it means "[something]of doing something":

  1. "Something of doing something" is a noun. The first "something" can be "state, quality, condition, result, capacity, degree, etc".
  2. "Of doing something" is an adjective.

Related vocabulary

Vocabulary
respective
motive
prospective
perspective
expectative
retrospective
circumspective
irrespective

Related suffix

Suffix
-ive/-ative
-ent/-ant
-y/-ie
-ary
-ory/-atory
-al/-ual/-ial
-ing