Roots and Affixes. How words are created. Vocabulary. English vocabulary include short words like the article a as well as longer word such as inextricably and denunciation . Short word such as speak and solve are called base words Base words cannot be reduced to smaller parts.
Roots and Affixes
How words are created
PREFIX ROOT SUFFIX ENGLISH WORD
In- + tang + -ible = intangible
Tang is a latin roots meaning “touch”
In- is a prefix meaning “not”
-ible is a suffix meaning “able to”
Shared roots: solo, solitary, solitude
Root: sol= ?
A. –vis- B. -visible- C. -div-
A. separate B. shrink C. junk
A. December B. dividend C. invisible