Apart from completing gap-filling exercises based on the Word Formation Resource (controlled practice), as an advanced English major, you’re recommended to reflect and comment on the language you’ve learned.
Word formation is an important aspect of learning and teaching English vocabulary, especially for advanced English majors and teachers of specialised schools. Learn how you can make the task more practical and meaningful for your high-level learners.
Learn the difference between words ending in –er, –or, and –ar, from caller and cooker to collar and cellar, via captor and calculator.
Permanent or permanant? Assistant or assistent? Here are some practical notes as well as a selection of words ending in –ant and –ent.
It can be tricky to remember which words end in –ancy and which in –ency. These tips and the Advanced wordlist should help.
It can prove difficult to remember which words end in –ance and which in –ence. Here are some tips, along with the Advanced list of –ance and –ence nouns.
Words ending in –acy and –asy can be tricky, particularly as the suffixes sound the same. Here is the Advanced list of these nouns to help you get it right.
Tips for forming English words with –ible and –uble and the Advanced list of words ending in these suffixes
Tips for forming English words with –able and the Advanced list of words ending in –able