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The syllable –tion is a(n) ____and turns a ____ into a ____.

A Suffix; verb; noun

–Tion is a suffix because it comes at the end of a word. It turns a verb into a noun: attend becomes attention, convert becomes conversion, present-presentation, converse-conversation, ambulate-ambulation, and more. Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes are all affixes. However, -tion does not turn nouns into pronouns . Pronouns are I, me, we, us, you, he, she, they, them, it (personal pronouns); this, that, these, those, such (demonstrative pronouns); who, whom, which, that (relative pronouns); somebody, anybody, everybody, each, every, all, some, none, one (indefinite pronouns); myself, ourselves, yourself, himself, herself, themselves (intensive or reflexive pronouns); and many more. The –tion suffix does not come at beginnings of words and hence is not a prefix, and does not make nouns into verbs such as fright into frighten—but vice versa. Infixes come in the middles of words, like s in mothers-in-law or passers-by; or in expressions like “abso-blooming-lutely” in My Fair Lady. –Tion is not an infix and does not make a noun into an adjective , such as danger into dangerous.