THE ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES -CEOUS / -CIOUS / -TIOUS

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! For many spellers, the three adjective suffixes -ceous / -cious / -tious can provide a world of confusion. The main reason is that all three have the same pronunciation: \shəs\. With this post, I hope the confusion can end, once and for all. These three adjective suffixes can actually be differentiated quite simply. (This rule is certainly more straightforward than the rules dictating -able vs. -ible!) -ceous This suffix, which is Latin in origin, is almost exclusively preceded…

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