Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Quickie Post: Prefixes and Suffixes

Today I want to share some resources for vocabulary building. As I recently mentioned, knowing what the parts of a word mean (the root as well as the prefix and suffix) helps you build or understand more words. To that end, please look through this list and learn something new today.

Clear English from Paul and Bernice Noll offers a great list of suffixes.

Then there’s and their extensive list of Greek and Latin word parts.

Try Learn4Good’s list of suffix definitions separated by part of speech or’s list divided by type.

A good vocabulary contributes to good writing. While the Thesaurus helps you find the right word, knowing how to modify those words means that you can find a root and build just the word you want for any sentence.




Ooo! I love prefixes and suffixes!

…Okay, so that's an exaggeration, but they're extraordinarily useful. All those words you can understand because you know their roots.