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NARRATIVES If you want to continue working on your narratives, on your own time, you may. I will not start grading them until Friday. If you want help, come to tutoring on Wednesday.
Most words used in the English language today were not originally English. These words were borrowed (taken) from other languages. The majority of English words have Latin or Greek origins. It is helpful to know some of these origins or "roots" of English vocabulary. It may be possible to guess the meaning of an unknown word when one knows the meaning of its root. Knowing prefixes and suffixes can also assist in the process.
Most words are made up of various combinations of the following word parts: prefix, suffix, base word, and root. Therefore, one way to determine a word’s meaning is to break down the word into its parts and figure out the meaning of each part. video_id=126398&title=Prefixes__Suffixes__and_ Roots_Rap (Words Have Power) video_id=126398&title=Prefixes__Suffixes__and_ Roots_Rap
noun a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as happy, joyful, elated. A dictionary of synonyms and antonyms (or opposites), such as Thesaurus.com, is called a thesaurus.Thesaurus.com,thesaurus
noun a word opposite in meaning to another. Fast is an antonym of slow.
A base word is a complete word that can stand alone. However, other words or word parts may be added to base words to form new words. › Pre+pay = prepay
The root is the part of the word that contains the basic meaning (definition) of the word. The root is the base element of the word. A root can’t stand alone as a word. › Ex: struct
A prefix is a word element that is placed in front of a root or base word. A prefix changes the word's meaning or makes a new word.
A suffix is a word element that is placed after the root or base word. The suffix changes the word's meaning as well as its function (use).
Prefixes and suffixes are called affixes because they are attached to a root.