Root of a Word Examples


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Root of a Word

The basic part of any word is the root.  A prefix or a suffix (or both) can be added to alter its meaning.  (Prefixes and suffixes are known as affixes.)


prenatal (root "natal"; prefix "pre")

playing (root "play"; suffix "ing")
uncooked / reconsidering [show the roots]

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