How Root Words Can Make Vocabulary Easy For You

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What Are Root Words?

A root word has no prefix or suffix and yet it is the most basic part of a word. In linguistics, a root word holds the most basic meaning of any word. It’s what’s left after all the affixes — the prefixes like “un-” or “anti-” and suffixes such as “-able” and “-tion” are removed.

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Why Are Root Words Important?

Root words help in spelling skills that translate to reading fluency which in turn increases general comprehension skills. So, you basically master 3 skills through your knowledge of root words.
  1. Expand your vocabulary
  2. Improve Reading Fluency
  3. Increase general comprehension skills

How Do I Master Root Words?

To master root words you need to be familiar with the word origins and the common Greek and Latin root words. Let us understand root words through some examples.

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I am positive this post has given you an insight on how to learn root words and why knowing about them is so important. This, in turn, will help expand your vocabulary.

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