Reading

Subtitle

Word Forms

Common Endings

Verbs

Adjectives

-ise

advertise

-ous

humorous

-ize

organize

-ious

hilarious

-ate

communicate

-al

emotional

-ial

influential

-ic

generic

-ive

creative

-y

thrifty

-ing

interesting

-ed

embarrassed

 

Nouns (Person)

Nouns (activity, field, characteristic)

-er

teacher

-tion

reaction

-or

actor

-ation

cooperation

-ess

actress

-ment

advertisement

-ist

artist

-ing

accounting

-ian

electrician

-ance

maintenance

-ant

accountant

-ence

difference

-ent

resident

-ness

happiness

-ee

employee

-ry

dentistry

-ic

mechanic

-ty

specialty

-man

fisherman

-y

assembly

-woman

policewoman

-ism

journalism

-person

salesperson

-ure

architecture

-eur

chauffeur


Examples of Usage

What do you do (for a living)?

     I'm a barber.

What type of work do you do?

     (I'm in) accounting.

What do you do every day?

      I fix cars.
      I drive a bus.

What is his/her occupation?

     He's an architect.

What field is he/she in?

     She's in dentistry.

What does he/she do at work?

     He types letters.
     She programs computers