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.
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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