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    Question Meaning of "-tion , -ment, and -action"

    Hi,

    -tion

    1. act or process.

    -ment

    1. action; process

    -ation

    1. act; action; process.


    Is the 3 suffixes above means the same??? what is the difference between them? when to use -tion? when to use -ment? when to use -action?

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    Default Re: Meaning of "-tion , -ment, and -action"

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    -tion

    1. act or process.

    -ment

    1. action; process

    -ation

    1. act; action; process.

    Is the 3 suffixes above means the same??? what is the difference between them? when to use -tion? when to use -ment? when to use -action?

    Thanks.
    Take a look at this page: Suffixes -- American English -- Page 3

    I believe "ation" simply belongs with "tion". The suffix is really "tion", and other vowels, along with a, precede it.

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