Monday, April 2, 2012: Word Roots

What are root words?

A root word is a real word. We make new words from root words by adding prefixes and suffixes.

Look at these English roots starting with the letter “A”.

Pick one and create 5 new words by adding prefixes and suffixes.

 

  • act, ag:do, act, drive
    • Latin, agere: to drive, lead, act, do
    • active (adjective): moving about

 

  • am, ami:love, like
    • Latin, amare: to love
    • amorous (adjective): loving

 

  • anim:mind, life, spirit, anger
    • Latin, animus: spirit
    • animal (noun): a living creature

 

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71 thoughts on “Monday, April 2, 2012: Word Roots

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    • I think Sexting is sending not normal texts or pictures to someone like nasty texts or nasty nude pictures stuff like that

  2. I feel that people should not be killed over dum things it’s like ever min some where a child is being killed and its making me think why whould you do all the long hours for labor and end up killing yor children .

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