-ious


Some of these patterns are pronounced with one syllable (-cious, –tious, –gious…) and some with two syllables (-rious, –vious…).

cious shus
conscious
unconscious
subconscious
precious
suspicious
tenacious
vivacious
luscious
precocious
atrocious
delicious
spacious
vicious
gracious
ferocious
malicious
rious ree us
various
serious
curious
furious
mysterious
glorious
notorious
luxurious
precarious
hilarious
industrious
victorious
laborious
illustrious
delirious
gregarious
Laughing Man
tious shus
ambitious
cautious
contentious
infectious
superstitious
fictitious
conscientious
nutritious
pretentious
surreptitious

vious vee us
oblivious
envious
devious
previous
obvious

gious jus
religious
prestigious
contagious

xious “shus”
anxious
noxious
obnoxious

dious “dee us”
tedious
insidious
studious

nious “nee us”
ingenious
harmonious

*-lious (both)
rebellious yus
supercilious  lee us

dubious

pious
copious

Now do this exercise

-ious?

Type in the right word from the list above


These are great describing words and adds more meaning than just using great, good, nice, bad.

I love copious amounts of delicious, nutritious food!

My little girl is so tenacious, gregarious and vivacious. ( A bit over the top! You shouldn’t use too many in a sentence – vivacious and gregarious are nearly the same meanings)

The food was atrocious and the waiters obnoxious.

Can you describe your children, life, something that’s happened with some of these words? Send me an email.