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,
|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|