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Grammar and Composition

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divide each of the following words into its prefix, root, and suffix. some words may not have a prefix or a suffix.

1. reporter:
re-prefix
port-root
er-suffix

2. overrule:
over?-prefix
rule?-root

3. contraction:
con-prefix
tract-root
ion-suffix

my book says that 'tion' is the suffix. how do i write that?

4. reversal:
re-prefix
vers?-root
al?-suffix

5. contained:
con-prefix
tain?-root
ed-suffix

6. interrupt:
inter-prefix
rupt-root

7. scribble:
?
?
?

8. inducting:
in-prefix
duct-root
ing-suffix

9. despise:
de-prefix
?

10. contentment:
con-prefix
tent-root
ment-suffix

thanks a lot

  • Grammar and Composition - ,

    1 and 2 are fine.

    3 is fine, too. -tract- (the root) is from the Latin word tractus; therefore, that t is part of the root, not the suffix.

    4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 are fine.

    7 has no prefix. The root is from the Latin word scribo, and -le is a common suffix in English.

    9 - you're correct that de- is the prefix. Answers.com has this about the root of this word: [Middle English despisen, from Old French despire, despis-, from Latin dēspicere : dē-, de- + specere, to look.]

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