Word Roots

Working with words: Word Roots



This page aims to introduce some roots of words that you will find useful.



Earlier in the course we have learned about prefixes and suffixes. As we pointed out, having a good knowledge of these word elements is very helpful when you want to work out the meanings of unfamiliar words. This section focuses on another word element: roots. Many roots in English words come from Latin or Greek words. Knowing word roots will help you to learn or guess the meanings of new words.



Drag the example of the word on the right to the root on the left. When you have finished, check your answers.


Last updated on: Monday, July 29, 2019