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Introduction.  English is a hybrid language  Over 75% of our words derived from Latin and Greek  By learning to recognize word parts, we can decode.

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1 Introduction

2  English is a hybrid language  Over 75% of our words derived from Latin and Greek  By learning to recognize word parts, we can decode thousands of unfamiliar words

3  Gastroenterology= gastro enter(o) ology  Necessary= ne cess ary  Microcosm = micro cosm  Maximum = maxim um  Imperceptible = im per cept ible  Translucent = trans luc ent  Heterogeneous = hetero gene ous

4  Example Words:  Therm/thermo = heat  Re ________ = back (again)  Write the word part on one side of the card and the meaning on the other.

5 therm/ thermo heat Re _____ Back (again)

6  Read the word part to yourself and say its meaning out loud. Picture the meaning in your head.  After you have memorized the word parts in the lesson, try to dissect and decode sample words.

7 Lesson 1

8  1. ______ity/ty = being (condition of being)  2. _____ology = study of (science of)  3. bio = life  4. ge/geo = earth  5. anthrop/anthropo = man (human)  6. psych/psycho = mind (soul)  7. soci/socio = companion (social)

9  8. zo/zoo = animal  9. mono = one  10. _____ism = being/belief in  11. pre_____ = before  Note: pre before en e requires a hyphen as in pre- election  A hyphen is used before a capital letter as in pre- Thanksgiving.


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