Word Endings IOUS, UOUS, EOUS - Spellers Beware
I found 254 words that end in IOUS: Such as conscious, delicious, curious,
furious, glorious, hilarious, infectious, odious, pious, serious, various and
many others. These are words having an ending sounding like sounding like
"e-us" or "shus".
I found 51 with UOUS: Such as ambiguous, continuous, sensuous, tenuous,
unctuous and others. These are words having an ending sounding like "you-us".
I found 117 words with EOUS: Such as beauteous, courageous, erroneous, gaseous,
gorgeous, hideous, miscellaneous, nauseous. These are words mostly having an
ending sounding like "e-us".
Word Endings TION and SION
I found 2191 words ending in TION: Such as abbreviation, addition, calculation,
devotion, exception, graduation, insertion, location, medication, notation,
partition, question, reception, suggestion, vocation, and others. Generally
those words whose roots end in a T or TE will result in TION.
I found 293 words ending in SION: Such as adhesion, cohesion, compassion,
convulsion, delusion, intension, torsion and others. Generally those words
that end to end with a S or SE will end up with SION.
Word Endings ISE and IZE
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I found 694 words ending in IZE: Words such as atomize, capsize, criticize,
deodorize, equalize, glamorize, itemize, memorize, pulverize, realize,
serialize, tranquilize, utilize and many others.
Far fewer words end in ISE. Some of these words are: advise. advertise,
chastise, comprise, compromise, demise, despise, devise, enterprise, exercise,
franchise, improvise, imprecise, surprise, televise, vocalise, and all the
words using wise.
Some words can be spelled with either USE and UZE: One of these words are fuze
Also remember in British English many words accept both ISE and IZE while
American English accepts on the IZE. A few of this group are; apologize,
brutalize, colonize, equalize, finalize.