Decoding exercises: "tion"
Together with the article on possible pronunciation difficulties, this page sets out some words teachers can use to help their students become more aware of how they can sound out more correctly the different sounds corresponding to words ending in "tion", basically /ʃən/ and /tʃən/.
These words follow very few easy patterns with almost no exceptions.
- action, addition, condition, education, function, information, nation, option, position, section, situation
- ending in "stion": question, suggestion
- ending in "ntion": attention, intention, mention
- /ʒən/: equation
- Most dictionaries use /ʃən/. For /tʃən/ see Merriam Webster Spanish Central, attention