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Root words


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A word, generally is a combination of a root, suffix or prefix.

Words are grouped into the same catagory generally because they developed from a common root.

For example if we take the root as "ped" which means "foot". Some of the words originating from this root word can be:

1)pedal
2)pedestrian
3)orthopedic.

The best way to learn/ understand the meanings in the English language is to have a knowledge about the root word.But one should not fully be dependent on the root word for example 'pediatrician ' has nothing to do with foot, because pediatrician means, doctor for children

A root word may come in the begining of the word. It may come in the middle or can also come in the end.


Sample Usage



Clo( shut / close):
1)closet
2)enclose
3) disclose


Cre( to grow )
1) increase
2)crescendo
3)increment

Dem(people)
1)democracy
2)epidemic
3)pandemic


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