English Roots, Prefixes, & Suffixes Part I



By learning the roots, prefixes, and suffixes of English words, English learners can improve their understanding of spoken and written English, while significantly developing their vocabulary. In the following, I will prove a root, prefix, or suffix, the meaning, and sample words with their definitions.

Roots, Prefixes, & Suffixes

ac, ad  to, toward, near accelerate – to increase the speed of; accessible – easily entered, approached, or obtained; admittance – allowing into;
act do activity – something that a person does; react – to do something in response; interaction – communication between two or more things
aer/o air aerate – to let air reach something; aerial – relating to the air; aerospace – the air space
ami/o love amiable – friendly, pleasant, lovable; amity – friendly and peaceful relations; amorous – showing romantic love16788270614
ana up, back, against,
again, throughout
analysis – a close examination of something; anatomy – the structure of something as visible when cut up for analysis; anachronism – not being in the right place in time

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