-ti- can say sh: patient influential.
on can say un: son carton onion London (many words.)
ti and on together say shun as in: suction action addition.
The stress is always on the syllable before the –tion. There are hundreds of words like this.
An extension of this is –ation, where the stress, again, is always on the –a-: Station education consideration ventilation. hundreds of words.
If the root word (verb) ends in –it, the ending is spelt as in: omit/ omission permit/ permission.
If the root word ends in –ss, this is retained as in: impress/ impression concuss/ concussion. The ending –ture sounds like –cher: picture capture future.
Note: field relief sieze; after c: receive, ceiling; vein (cf vane, vain).
Exceptions: foreign, their.
be- re- de-
Many words start with be- re- de-. If you sound out “begin” , you might say “beg” and beg-in gets it wrong. You have to notice quite a few words that start with be: become behind….
Try re: refresh refuse result remind.
Try de: decay defy depend deplore.
If you now need a 100% coverage of spellings, you need “Alpha to Omega”, but the previous lessons will get you going, safely, and with a pretty good grasp of spellings. Keep to common sense, read street signs, anything, and read read read! For the rest of your life!
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