Following on the “fragmentation” post, can you come up with words that, like fragmentation, segmentation, documentation, and regimentation get the extra “ta” but do not have roots ending in “ment” (like fragment, document, etc.)? Post them here as comments. I have thought of two so far.

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4 thoughts on “”

  1. Presentation
    Transportation
    Adaptation
    Exploitation
    Interpretation
    etc…
    As opposed to presention, transportion, adaption (though it is a word), exploition, interpretion…

  2. Okay, how many can you find that end vowel-t-e and take -ation instead of -tion? I have:
    note: notation
    excite: excitation

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