Christian M. Esparza 6th Grade Language Arts GreeK RooTs
The prefix syn- comes from a Greek word and means “with” or “together.” The suffix –ize creates a verb form. If two people synchronize their watches, what are they doing? cause to occur at unrelated times to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with anotherto cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another Separate and isolated times
Chron, chrono is a Greek root meaning “time.” Adding the adjective suffix –ic makes a word that is often used to describe disease. What do you think chronic disease is? A disease of long duration. A disease of a short duration.A disease of a short duration An acute disease which speedly terminates.An acute disease which speedly terminates.
The Greek root hydr, hydro means “water.” The suffix –ant is used to create a noun. What does fire hydrant mean? Fire made from water Water made of fire an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipean upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipe
Another common Greek root, arch, archy, means “ruler” or “leader.” What would the word monarch mean? Two rulers or leaders Three rulers or leaders A sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.A sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
Conceived means “thought of.” Preconceived might mean? To form a conception or opinion of afterwardsTo form a conception or opinion of afterwards To form a conception or opinion of beforehandTo form a conception or opinion of beforehand Something on the brain
A common Greek root is pod, which means “foot.” How many feet does a tripod have? It has five feet. It has three feet. It has one foot.
A Greek root that means “power” or “force” is dyn, dyna. Adding an adjective suffix –ic to this root creates the English adjective dynamic, which probably means what? Vigorously active Not active Boring
Vend is an old word that means “to sell.” What does a hot dog vendor do? He sells dogs. He sells cats. He sells hot dogs.