SUB-TOPIC: WORD FOCUS – PROFESSIONS
According to Oxford dictionary, Profession is defined as a paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.
A Profession is an occupation, trade, craft or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.
The word “picnickers” means ‘peaople who are having a picnic’. The doer of a particular thing may be formed by the addition of the suffix –er, e.g. maker, baker, teacher, thinker, layer, etc.
The suffix –ist can also be added to words to mean ‘a person who does or practises or studies a particular profession or course’, e.g. psychologist, biologist, scientist, pharmacist, chemist, etc.
Below are some studies and the name of the professionals.
government political scientist
immunity to disease immunologist
measuring time horologist
water properties hydrologist
flying aircraft aviator
nutrient intake nutritionist
food intake dietician
EXERCISE: Name the professionals that study the following: