A fun way for kids to build their repertoire of root words is by playing online root word games. Teaching root words, prefixes and suffixes is often closely linked with teaching word origins, including teaching Greek and Latin root words. Also sometimes referred to as base words, root words are at the basis of many common everyday words as well as medical root words. There are many online root word resources for teachers which are useful for creating both root words lesson plans and root words worksheets.
December 27, Previous: February 25, Original: October 13, This list contains some of the common roots and prefixes that make up the building blocks of numerous English words.
Following the table of general roots and prefixes is a table of number prefixes. How Words Work Even though the English language has more that a million words in it, many of those words are made up of a relatively small set of roots or base words and a prefix.
Some words also have a suffix. For example, the root word port means to carry or to bear. Attach the prefix ex, meaning out or out of, and you have the word export, to carry out.
Attach the prefix im, meaning in or into and you have import, to carry in.
Attach the prefix trans, meaning across, and you have transport, meaning to carry across. Now let's attach the suffix able, meaning able to be, and you have importable, exportable, and transportable. The very words prefix and suffix are good examples, too. Pre means before and fix means to fasten or attach, so quite literally, a prefix is something attached to the beginning of something else.
Suf is a variant of sub, below or under, so a suffix is something fastened underneath something else in this case, behind the root.
By learning the common roots and prefixes and a few suffixes you will be able to discern the meaning of many new words almost immediately. But do look them up for confirmation. Take the word abject, for example.
If you know that ab means away or down and ject means to throw, you can easily figure out that abject doesn't mean something happy. Now that you have learned that ject means to throw, think how many words you can define almost immediately: Roots are a real key to understanding the meaning of new words you come across in your reading.
Note that some modern words are formed by using abbreviated forms of other words. Thus, we see the use of the letter i for Internet in iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iTunes, indicating that these items or services work with the Internet.
Similarly, the use of e for electronic appears in words such as elearning and various forms: The "e-terms" seem to have been coined before the "i-terms" became popular. And note that most of the "i-terms" are trademarks, while the others are general descriptors: Enjoy this list, together with the discovery of new words and the secret code behind much of the English language.
When you are ready, try the Word Roots Worksheet 1 to see how well you understand how roots and prefixes work. Then try Word Roots Worksheet 2 for more fun. And for a number challenge, try the Number Prefixes Worksheet. Want to turn these roots into vocabulary learning? General Roots and Prefixes.Jump directly to a root word: rules of how to write words in sentences; telegram - a message sent by telegraph.
gran: grain: Latin: granary- a storehouse or repository for grain especially after it is threshed or husked; granola- a mixture of rolled oats and other ingredients; granule- a little grain (as of sugar).
These ROOT-WORDS are SCRIB & SCRIP which come from the Latin scribere & scriptus which mean to WRITE. Here again there are two spellings, because the Latin verb has two spellings. Here again there are two spellings, because the Latin verb has two spellings.
a word written the same way as another word but having a different meaning (e.g., bow--hair and bow--ship) paragraph a section of writing that has a topic and concluding sentence. write, written Latin inscribe - to write letters or words on a surface; scribe - a person who writes out documents; describe - to represent with words or pictures.
Creating a story using a specific list of words takes not only imagination, but also skill. Whether for a class assignment, writing challenge or improvisational game, this tests the true ability of a writer to build a story based on unrelated word choices.
This ROOT-WORD is GRAPH meaning to iridis-photo-restoration.com comes from the Greek graphein. The list of words here used is truly a monument to man’s skill and ingenuity - even genius! Aloys Senefelder invented lithoGRAPHy about