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Study the word list: The suffix -ment

If the /m nt/ ending is a suffix, it is always spelled with the letter e: -ment. There are many words ending in -ment. Here are just a few.

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payment
Bob regretfully couldn't make the payment. *
agreement
The whole family was in agreement.
investment
He made a large investment in the company.
engagement
Six weeks into their engagement, they were married.
government
The government cuts will affect everyone.
achievement
The win was a great achievement.
adjustment
There was an adjustment in today's schedule.
advertisement
I saw an advertisement for a new drink.
amazement
To my amazement, he arrived on time.
amusement
Much to my amusement, he told a funny anecdote.
nourishment
A plant needs the correct nourishment to grow.
punishment
The judge handed out a harsh punishment to the criminal. *
encouragement
Her family gave her encouragement to succeed.
development
Development of new business is vital to an economy.
replacement
The bicycle needed a replacement wheel.
entertainment
Reading, sports and games are all forms of entertainment.
management
The company was now under new management.
excitement
Suspense is used to build up a sense of waiting and excitement. *
commitment
Playing in a team requires commitment.
improvement
Look for signs of improvement. *

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Learn about these words in Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence

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