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Hello everyone ,
 I would be grateful if anyone answered me this question ?

When we add the noun suffix   " -ment "   to some  verbs such as  :
 argue            argument         the    e  is deleted  .
excite            excitement       the  e   is  not deleted  .
Is there a rule for this  ?

Thanks for you all .


18 Feb 2014      


It has to do with pronunciation: magic E:-)  Excitement needs the E to keep the �ai � �sound. When you remove it, it �ll sound like �i �. Hope it �s helpful.

18 Feb 2014     

United States

Good answer, a.antonides.
I would say that argument and judgment are just exceptions to the rule. I can �t think of any others.

18 Feb 2014