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    Please help. I am helping my Spanish friend with her English and we have a, what I hope is a small problem. Are there any rules to determine the endings of the following words and when to use them.
    Know - knowledge as in 'I know English' and ' I have knowledge of English'.
    Tough - toughest as in 'He is tough' and 'The toughest of men'.
    Suffer - suffering as in 'I had to suffer it' and 'To end the suffering'.
    It's so long since I left school I really don't know how to explain some of them.
    In brief - when do you use the different endings. Is there a rule to say when and which to use? Hope somebody can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elainecaudete View Post
    Please help. I am helping my Spanish friend with her English and we have a, what I hope is a small problem. Are there any rules to determine the endings of the following words and when to use them.
    Know - knowledge as in 'I know English' and ' I have knowledge of English'.
    Tough - toughest as in 'He is tough' and 'The toughest of men'.
    Suffer - suffering as in 'I had to suffer it' and 'To end the suffering'.
    It's so long since I left school I really don't know how to explain some of them.
    In brief - when do you use the different endings. Is there a rule to say when and which to use? Hope somebody can help.
    Hello Elaine, there are a lot of different points here,
    Know is a verb 'to know', knowledge is a noun.
    Tough is an adjective, toughest is its superlative.
    Suffer is a verb, 'to suffer', suffering can be an adjective, the present continuous form of suffer etc. depending on context.

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