sion, tion, ssion*
recognise and spell the suffix: cian, sion, tion, ssion
Choose the correct ending for the word.
Read the notes at the end of the exercise to help you with these spelling rules.
* Extension activity - Write down
some sentences containing
each of the words to show that you understand the meaning.
Spelling rules for these suffixes
cian - where
words end in c; common occupations
tion - the most
sion - where the
base word ends in d/de or s/se (eg explode, confuse)
ssion - clear
soft 'sh' sound
ation - long
is always followed by tion
- the base word usually contains the vowel. clearly pronounced
ution words are
usually longer than three syllables; usion tends to be shorter
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