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what is an affix ....is it the ending added to a root word

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    Prefixes are at the beginnings of words.

    Suffixes are at the endings of words.

    http://www.answers.com/affix
    See the noun definition here. It could be either a suffix or a prefix.

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    From Dictionary.com:

    "6. Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible."

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