Below you will see a chart of English language word roots that are common prefixes and suffixes to base words. (This list is similar to that which appeared previously
Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words. The English language has its roots in several languages, including Greek, Latin, and older forms of
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Root Meaning Examples acer, acid, acri bitter, sour, sharp acerbic, acidity, acrid, acrimony
passion (n.) late 12c., “sufferings of Christ on the Cross,” from Old French passion “Christ’s passion, physical suffering” (10c.), from Late Latin passionem
List of English words borrowed directly from Latin or Old French that have died out in other Romance languages, and English coinages based on Latin roots.
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Word Roots Circle all of the words that have a prefix Fill in the missing prefix and then write a sentence using the word Circle all of the words that have
Taxonomic Etymologies EEOB 111 Originally compiled by Michael Guill, modified by Beth Wee. Based on Donald Borror’s Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms