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    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

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    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".

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