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    glitterstar101 Guest

    Lightbulb Is this word an inflected ending?

    Hey Everyone

    Is the word congratulations an inflected ending or word formation?

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Cheers

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    philo2009 is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: Is this word an inflected ending?

    No.
    An inflection is a grammatical termination such as the -ed that changes present tense 'play' to past tense 'played'.

    The -(t)ion of 'congratulation' (fomed from verbal root 'congratula(te)')is simply a common nominalizing suffix.

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