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Word Roots

Working with words: Word Roots

 

Aim:

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

 

Introduction:

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.

 

Instructions:

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, March 26, 2012