Prefixes, suffixes and roots

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Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words : 

Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words

Word Parts : 

Word Parts By mixing and matching different parts of word parts, you can create new words with different meanings.

Root Words : 

Root Words This is the base word that you start with. You can add parts to it to modify and change its meaning. Think of it as the “root” of the word you are building because it supports the meaning. If you know the meaning of the root, it will help you figure out the wholeword.

Prefixes : 

Prefixes A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word. It changes the meaning of the word. Each prefix has its own meaning.

Example : 

Example The suffix dis means “lack of.” The definition of disorder is “lack of order.”

Suffixes : 

Suffixes A suffix is a group of letters attached to the end of a root word. Suffixes can change the meaning of the word too. Suffixes can also change how the word is used in a sentence (part of speech).

Example : 

Example The suffix er means “doer” as in someone who does a certain thing. A surfer is “one who surfs.” Surf is a verb, but adding er to it makes the word into a noun.

Increase your vocabulary : 

Increase your vocabulary By recognizing the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes, you will be able to figure out the meanings of many words that you may never have heard before without having to use a dictionary.

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