ve as in solve

Used at word endings.

With short vowelsWith other vowelsTwo-syllableSuffix ‘ive’
active
captive
festive
give
have
live
massive
missive
olive
passive
pensive
shelve
solve
valve
 
But v as in pav
(Column 3)
above
calve
carve
curve
dove
glove
grieve
groove
halve
heave
leave
love
move
nerve
prove
serve
shove
sleeve
starve
swerve
thieve
waive
weave
achieve
approve
believe
conserve
deserve
disprove
forgive
foxglove
motive
native
outlive
receive
relieve
remove
reprove
retrieve
votive
abortive
abrasive
abusive
adaptive
additive
adhesive
adjective
adoptive
coercive
cohesive
creative
cursive
defensive
delusive
divisive
effective
effusive
elective
elusive
emotive
eruptive
evasive
evocative
explosive
expressive
fixative
fugitive
furtive
inactive
invasive
laxative
negative
positive
punitive
relative
sedative
sensitive

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