Know Your Suffixes: -cian
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  • Introduction
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Several different suffixes make the sound shun.

For example:

extension    fiction    magician

 

The suffix cian is common when the root word ends in 'c'. A lot of these words relate to people's occupations.

For example:

someone who plays or writes music for a living = musician

  • Question 1
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Choose the correct spelling of the word that matches the description below.

 

A person who works with electricity

electrition

electrician

  • Question 2
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Choose the correct spelling of the word that matches the description below.

 

A person who works in politics

politician

politition

  • Question 3
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Choose the correct spelling of the word that matches the description below.

 

A person who is good at mathematics

mathematician

mathematition

  • Question 4
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

optic

  • Question 5
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

statistic

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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

direct

  • Question 7
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

paediatric

  • Question 8
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

educate

  • Question 9
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

tactic

  • Question 10
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Add the suffix cian or tion to the following base word.

(Think about whether the base word ends in c or not!)

 

operate

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