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Unit 30: Spelling the endings -cial -tial -cious -tious

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Unit 30: Words with ci and ti e.g. ancient, special, initial, gracious

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Endings cious or tious

Teaching point The ending /shƏs/ is usually spelled cious or tious:
spelling word endings cial, tial, cious, tious spelling word endings cial, tial, cious, tious
cious as in 'a delicious dessert' tious as in 'an infectious illness'

Sometimes, the ending of the root word can help us:

1. Words ending in tion change to tious:   ambition > ambitious
2. Words ending in ce change to cious:   grace > gracious

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spelling word endings cial, tial, cious, tious spelling word endings cial, tial, cious, tious
cious as in 'a delicious dessert' tious as in 'an infectious illness'
audacious
auspicious
atrocious
avaricious
conscious
efficacious
ferocious
gracious
loquacious
luscious
judicious
malicious
officious
perspicacious
precious
precocious
pugnacious
salacious
spacious
suspicious
vicious
vivacious
voracious
ambitious
bumptious
cautious
conscientious
contentious
facetious
fictitious
flirtatious
fractious
nutritious
ostentatious
pretentious
repetitious
scrumptious
seditious
superstitious
surreptitious
vexatious
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