Advanced Word Formation - P2-R

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Word formation is one of the keys to success for advanced level ESL learners. Here is an advanced word formation chart for key words beginning with P and going through R. These word formation charts provide the concept noun, personal noun, adjective and verb forms of key vocabulary listed in alphabetical order, as well as example sentences for each word. 

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Word Forms

Concept nounPersonal nounAdjective Verb

pragmatism

You're pragmatism makes you a perfect fit for the job.

pragmatist

He's a pragmatist in life. He doesn't really complain much, but just does what needs to be done.

pragmatic

He's a pragmatic man.

to be pragmatic

The best way to solve a problem is to be pragmatic.

professionalism

I'm very impressed by her professionalism on the job. 

professor

The professor said hello to the class.

professional

Her professional behavior was fantastic.

profess

I profess that I'm a confused man.

programming

Maybe he should study programming.

programmer

The programmer finished the job quickly.

programmed

This software  is programmed in C++.

program

Let's program some plays this year.

psychiatry

It takes many years to study psychiatry.

psychiatrist

The psychiatrist was paid well.

psychiatric

I'm not sure if there's a psychiatric cure.

to analyze

The doctor analyzed the patient.

psychology

Psychology is an interesting subject.

psychologist

The psychologist saw the patient. 

psychological

The problem is psychological in nature. 

to analyze

He'll need some time to analyze the problem.

purification

Religions often have rights of purification.

purist

The purist in me wants to accept no mistakes. 

pure

The water is very pure.

purify

You should always purify water if you are on a hike. 

quitting

Quitting is not an option. 

quitter

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. 

 

 

quit

She quit her job.

reaction

Your reaction was too strong. 

reactionary

 A reactionary is often inspired by hard times. 

 

 

react

She reacted to the problem.

realism

Realism will get you no where in life. 

realist

Try to be a realist.

realistic

I think you should be more realistic.

to be real

Those antiques are real. 

reception

It was a beautiful reception.

receptionist

The receptionist let me into the office. 

receptive

I'm glad to hear that you're receptive to the idea. 

receive

We receive about 100 requests per day.

recruitment

The recruitment of new band members isn't going well. 

recruiter

The army recruiter talked to the young men. 

 

recruit

Let's recruit a new player for the team. 

redemption

Redemption is questionable. 

redeemer

Do you believe in a redeemer?

redeemable

The discount is redeemable in any restaurant. 

redeem

He didn't redeem himself with his mother.

reformation

The reformation of the church took place a long time ago. 

reformer

I'm not much of a reformer. 

reformed

The reformed man never drank again. 

reform

We should reform the student.s 

relationship

Our relationship has gone on for too long. 

relative

How many relatives are there in town?

related

Are you two related?

relate

 

    

residency

He's almost finished his residency.

resident

They're residents of San Francisco. 

residential

The residential home is located close to a shopping mall. 

reside

Alice resides in Chicago. 

retail

Tim works in retail. 

retailer

You can find the product at any retailer. 

  

retirement

Retirement is supposed to be a happy time in life. 

retiree

The retiree attended the party.

retired

She's a retired general. 

retire

Many people can't wait to retire. 

    

 

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