The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemWords with 받침Adding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelThe Honorific Ending 시Irregular PredicatesParticlesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsExpressing desire with 고 싶다NumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에The Plural Particle 들The Possessive Particle 의The Particle 에서The Particle 도The Particle 부터The Particle 까지The Particle 만

Pre-Final and Final Endings

Korean predicates combine with endings to form conjugations. Endings are added to a predicate in a particular order and changes the meaning of a sentence when added. Below we cover two categories of endings and give examples.
Pre-Final Endings
Pre-final endings are added directly to a predicate stem.
Final Endings
If a predicate contains a pre-final ending, the final ending is placed after the pre-final ending. Otherwise the final ending is added to the predicate stem.
Here are some example sentences demonstrating the placement of predicate stems, pre-final endings and final endings.
Practice already ended.
Well, both of you do not continue standing and sit in your desk.