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Revise Your Suffixes: -cian, -sion and -tion

In this worksheet, students have the opportunity to revise the different rules for adding the 'shun' suffix to words.

'Revise Your Suffixes: -cian, -sion and -tion' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

There are many different ways of making the 'shun' sound at the end of words.

For example:

nation    magician    television

 

It can be hard to know which suffix to use, but there are rules to help.

 

If the root word ends in c, then the suffix is usually cian. This is often the case with the jobs people do.

optic    optician

 

If the root word ends in d, de, s or se, then the suffix is usually sion.

provide    provision

confuse    confusion

 

Otherwise the suffix is usually tion.

direct    direction

reduce    reduction

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