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Rule-breakers: -ceous and -xious words

In a few words the sound /sh s/ is spelled either ceous or -xious.

They discovered fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous era.
The bronze statue was of a curvaceous woman.
We have a herbaceous border in our garden.
Sebaceous glands provide oil for skin and hair.
The vicar was a righteous soul.
Mum's illness has made the family very anxious.
The factory fire produced noxious smoke.
His behaviour was obnoxious.

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Learn about these words in Unit 30. Words with ci and ti e.g. ancient, special, initial, gracious

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The -cial ending
The -tial ending
The -cious ending
The -tious ending

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