What Is -tion?

Contributor: Ryann Maginn. Lesson ID: 12350

Education doesn't reach completion without realization of the necessitation of the suffix -tion! Take this lesson without hesitation for relaxation when your investigation reaches termination


Comprehension, Grammar

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Do you know the difference between the words suggest and suggestion?

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Suffixes are units that can be combined with a root or base word.

Once combined, the suffix alters the meaning of the word. Each suffix has a different meaning that is important to understand.

In this lesson, review the suffix –tion, which sounds like /shun/. This addition means state or quality of.

Example: satisfaction

Definition: fulfilling someone’s wishes or needs

Given the definition of –tion, see if you can solve the following word equation.

cooperate = work together for the common good

cooperate + -tion = cooperation

cooperation = ?

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  • Did you figure out the definition of cooperation correctly?

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Watch the video below to learn more words with the suffix -tion.

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