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Spelling 03 - Words ending with TIAN or CIAN
Is this man a magician or a magitian?

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.
1.
'The UFO from Mars landed on earth and a --- got out of the space craft.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Marstian
Marcian
Marscian
Martian
The suffix 'ian' is normally added to the end of a base word suitably modified to form a noun especially of people's hobbies, interests, skills, jobs or nationalities. Here, a T is also added and takes the place of S. The word is derived from 'mars' and means a person (or alien!) from that planet
2.
'My friend is form Egypt. He is an ---.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Egyptian
Egypcian
Egytian
Egyptcian
The suffix 'ian' is normally added to the end of a base word suitably modified to form a noun especially related to people's hobbies, interests, skills, jobs or nationalities. An Egyptian is a person from Egypt
3.
'Ramanujam was a famous --- from India.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Mathematician
Mathematitian
Mathematiccian
Mathematictian
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'mathematics'
4.
'Our class was enthralled by the --- at the magic show.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Magictian
Magiccian
Magitian
Magician
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'magic' and means someone who performs magic tricks
5.
'I feel like a --- compared to the tallest man in the world who is 8 feet tall.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Lillipucian
Lilliputcian
Lilliputian
Lilliputtion
The suffix 'ian' is normally added to the end of a base word suitably modified to form a noun especially of people's hobbies, interests, skills, jobs or nationalities. The word 'Lilliputian' is derived from 'Lilliput', an imaginary country in the famous book 'Gulliver's Travels' which was the home of some very tiny people
6.
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a shrewd ---.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Polititian
Politician
Politian
Polician
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'politics'
7.
'Sachin was a --- in the technical department of his company.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Technitian
Technictian
Technician
Techniccian
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'technique/technic'
8.
'A resident of Venice is called a ---.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Venecian
Venetian
Venician
Venictian
The suffix 'ian' is normally added to the end of a base word suitably modified to form a noun especially of people's hobbies, interests, skills, jobs or nationalities. The word is derived from 'Venice', a famous city in Italy. You must have heard of Venetian blinds which originate from there
9.
'My sister, Anamika, is to visit a --- to get her hair fixed.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Beautician
Beautitian
Beautian
Beautcian
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'beauty'
10.
'I have to change my spectacles and I think I must visit an ---.' - Fill up the blank by choosing the appropriate word.
Optian
Opticcian
Optitian
Optician
When a word describes an occupation it often ends in 'cian'. This is usually the case when the base or root word ends in 'ic' or 'ics,' The word is derived from the base word 'optic', meaning related to sight
Author:  V T Narendra

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