Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Anonymous
    Guest
    #1

    Ending a word with the wrong suffix

    I have heard a term used to describe when someone ends a word with the wrong suffix. I can only think of the word "conversate" instead of "converse" though both might actually be perfectly fine.

    Maybe a better example is if someone were to say that something is very "benefiting" instead of "beneficial."

    Can you help?

    Thanks,
    Ari

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 17,037
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Ending a word with the wrong suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by Machiz
    I have heard a term used to describe when someone ends a word with the wrong suffix. I can only think of the word "conversate" instead of "converse" though both might actually be perfectly fine.

    Maybe a better example is if someone were to say that something is very "benefiting" instead of "beneficial."

    Can you help?

    Thanks,
    Ari
    Hmmm. The closest that I can come up with is "pseudography".

Similar Threads

  1. Why use "the" before "wrong number"?
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2004, 10:32
  2. Word Checker 1 - The Dolch basic word list
    By Tdol in forum UsingEnglish.com Content
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-May-2004, 14:26
  3. Questions about Inversions - Inverted Word Order
    By Anonymous in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 31-May-2003, 23:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •