Spelling 03 - Words ending with TIAN or CIAN
Among all the major languages in the world the English language is one of the most colourful. English has so many variations that sometimes it is difficult to fathom all of them. Apart from the eight parts of speech there are many other components of the language that are vital to understand, such as spelling.
Spelling is an important part of written English and thousands of words can be found in the dictionary. While spellings are primarily important to written English, pronunciations are vital to spoken English. However, both are linked
Words are the building blocks of the language and many of them are root or base words. For instance, TACTICS is a root word from which, with some modifications, we can arrive at a new word: TACTICIAN.
TACTICS is a noun defined in the dictionary as 'the art or science of disposing military or naval forces for battle and maneuvering them in battle'. TACTICIAN is also a noun, defined in the dictionary as 'a person who is adept in planning tactics'. Thus, from a root word we can make other words related to it by adding the suffix IAN.
The IAN suffixed words are generally associated with hobbies, jobs or skills. Usually such words have either a CIAN or a TIAN ending. Take the quiz that follows and learn some of the many words that end with either TIAN or CIAN.