How to use the suffix -ation

Adding the suffix -ation

Suffixes are letters that can be added to the end of words to change their meaning.

  • Adding the suffix -ation, turns a verb into a noun.

'Inform' becomes 'information'.

  • If the word ends with 'ne', 've' or 're', drop the 'e' then add -ation.

'Prepare' becomes 'preparation'.