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Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots

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1 Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots
Word Parts Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots

2 Word Meaning Attack Skills
When you come to an unknown word you can: Take the time to look it up in a dictionary (or glossary) Break the word into parts to try to figure out the meaning of each part and what the word means in-total For word parts to be used effectively, you need to learn a lot of word parts and their meaning. Roots are a different thing.

3 PREFIXES A word part that occurs at the beginning of a word
Alters the meaning of the root of the word Both a prefix and a suffix can be used to “double-change” the meaning of a word

4 Lists of Common Prefixes
Check Table 2.1 for a list of common prefixes, page in your book

5 Roots Carry the basic or core meaning of a word
There are hundreds (or more) root words, but the list of 37 (Table 2.2 in your book, p ) will help you in learning their meanings. A pre-test and post-test will be used to help you memorize the common root words

6 Suffixes Come at the end of a word and often will change the meaning of the word A suffix can be a single letter such a Y. You must know the meaning of the root to then apply the new meaning because of a suffix.

7 A List of Suffixes Table 2.3 in your book (p. 36) will guide you in learning the basic suffixes. A Pre-test and Post-test will be used to guide you in attempting to memorize the suffixes you don’t know.

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