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Greek and Latin affixes and roots
Transcript of Greek and Latin affixes and roots
You are going to have the opportunity to investigate different greek and latin roots as well as affixes. Make sure to use the dictionary to double check your work!
Tion- The action of
Greek and Latin roots and affixes
Roots are a part of the word that tells the meaning of the word.
Affixes are prefixes or suffixes are added to the beginning or end of a root word to change the meaning of the word.
*telephone- distant sound device
-port- (to carry)
*transport- to carry across
Your turn! The Latin root -fract- means to break, what do you think the word fraction means?
Sentence starter: "I think fraction means___________."
Examples of Greek and Latin affixes
* autobiography- writing of ones life story
* disconnect- to not connect
Your turn! The prefix "Pre-" means before, what do you think the word preview means.
Sentence starter: I think preview means_________.
More examples of Greek and Latin affixes
Meter-(a device to measure something)
*speedometer- a device that measures speed
-able,ible- is; can be
*Likeable- is liked.
Your turn: The suffix "-tion" means act; process, so what does the word "election" mean?
Sentence starter: I think election means_______________.
Our goal is to use Greek and Latin roots and affixes to figure out the meaning of words.
Greek and Latin roots/affixes help define words
Definition- Study of earth.
Definition- Sentence starter: I think telegraph means______.