Spelling: Root words

Root words are used to form other words. For instance 'view' is used in both 'viewing' and 'interview'.

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Root words includes:

  • Explanation of root words
  • Use of prefixes
  • Use of suffixes
  • How to build longer words from root words
  • Using combinations of prefixes, suffixes and root words to 'grow' words

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About root words
What are root words?
Root words

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Using root words to make new words
Adding to root words
Growing from root words
Building on root words

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