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what are examples of prefixes and suffixes ?

a pre fix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning.

prefix -- meaning -- example

1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant

2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile

3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve

4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse

5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared

6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter

7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial

8) ab -- away from -- abduction, abstain, abnormal

9) ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent

10) centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal

11) dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort

a suf fix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. it can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech.

suffix -- meaning -- example

1) -er -- doer -- teacher

2) -able -- able to -- unbelievable

3) -ous -- full of -- dangerous

4) -ness -- state of being -- happiness

5) -ful -- full of -- wonderful

6) -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry

7) -ment --state of -- government

8) -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide

9) -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology

10) -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia

can you say l will be available on december ?

no. the preposition "on" creates the illusion that you are on top of something. december is an abstract noun, meaning you cannot touch it. it is a construct. therefore, you would say, "i will be available in december" or "i will be available come december". hope this helps!

what is the meaning of canal ?

it is a man made passage in a form of waterway constructed to allow the water or boats to pass through or use for irrigation purposes.

is thomas hardy a modern poet ?

among the varieties of poetic modernism, thomas hardy's is distinctive because of its class-inflected, skeptical, self-implicating tendencies. ... there is evidence of hardy's modernity in poems that span the entire period of his career as a publishing poet from 1898 through 1928

what is called that which is used to define itself ?

a word is autological or homological if it describes itself. the common term for this is a backronym, a back-formation acronym. also known as recursive acronym/ metacronym/ recursive initialism, this is a fun way to coin names for new programming languages and such.

how do you use reassured in a sentence ?

after searching through answers, i was reassured that the answers community is the best group of people around.

what ara some 9 letter words that end in d ?

there are 4166 nine-letter words ending with d (in english), here a few: abandoned abdicated aberrated abjointed abnegated abolished abreacted abrogated abscessed abscinded absconded abstained absterged acanthoid acclaimed accoasted accoladed accompted accoraged accounted accourted accoutred acerbated acetified acidified acierated acquitted actinopod activated activised activized aculeated addressed adhibited adjourned adpressed adulthood aduncated advocated affianced afflicted affoorded affrapped affrended affronted

what does the study of literature mean to you ?

a prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning.

prefix -- meaning -- example

  1. anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant

  2. auto -- self -- autograph, automobile

  3. bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve

  4. con -- with -- contact, conform, converse

  5. un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared

  6. re -- again -- revisit, reenter

  7. a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial

  8. ab -- away from -- abduction, abstain, abnormal

  9. ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent

  10. centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal

  11. dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort

a suffix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. it can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech.

suffix -- meaning -- example

  1. -er -- doer -- teacher

  2. -able -- able to -- unbelievable

  3. -ous -- full of -- dangerous

  4. -ness -- state of being -- happiness

  5. -ful -- full of -- wonderful

  6. -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry

  7. -ment --state of -- government

  8. -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide

  9. -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology

  10. -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia

is up keep one word or two ?

from longman dictionary of contemporary englishup‧keep /ˈʌpkiːp/ noun [uncountable] 1 look after somethingthe process of keeping something in good condition syn maintenanceupkeep of most of the money is spent on the upkeep of the building.

what does porch mean ?

a porch is a covered area next to the entrance of a house, sometimes open to the air and sometimes surrounded by a screen.

example: we added a front porch with a wooden deck with exposed wooden support columns.

what is the difference between old comedy and new comedy ?

the old comedy in greek comedy was personal or political satire eg aristophanes. in the 3rd-4th centuries b.c with the rise of macedonia and decline of greek power the old comedy was replaced by new comedy with plots and characters. the love intrigues& scheming servants were central to the new comedy. menander, philemon, and diphilus are writers of this genre.

who said life is not a spectator sport ?

it's jackie robinson quotes.

the full sentence is:

"life is not a spectator sport. if you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you're wasting your life.”

what is universal appeal in literature ?

universal appeal is the idea that something about the book touches the human spirit, evokes human emotion, or makes a personal connection through human relationships. and this happens across national boundaries, across time barriers, across gender differences, and across historical backgrounds.

what are other names for venice ?

venice is known as 'venezia' in italian. this is the official name, and the name you will see when you get there.

it is also known as venise in french, venedig in german, benã©tke in slovenian and other names in other languages.

if you are wanting some more poetic unofficial names, venice has been known as the "la dominante", "serenissima", "queen of the adriatic", "city of water", "city of masks", "city of bridges", "the floating city", and "city of canals".

what is the difference between violation and error ?

the fundamental difference between errors and violations is that violations are deliberate, whereas errors are not. in other words, committing a violation is a conscious decision, whereas errors occur irrespective of one's will to avoid them.

what does you'll end up in smoke mean ?

this is an idiom , literally a warning about something that you are perhaps perusing or on it already and you are told that you'll end up in trouble, see this one '' where there's smoke there must be fire '' try givin me your opinion on it ?

can you say more formally ?

if you mean say the word "more" formally then yes. you can say to a greater extent or furthermore and for more answers go on an online theasaurus. just type in online theasaurus into google and in the search tab on the site, type in the word and you are done! =)

no. you should say ..."dress more formal" or "dress formally"

what are the four elements that make up an epic ?

- divided into 24 chapters called "books"

- written in blank verse

- begins "in media res" (in the middle of things)

- first line of an invocation or prayer to calliope, the muse of epic poetry

what is ranking of uet texila in world ?

the fundamental difference between errors and violations is that violations are deliberate, whereas errors are not. in other words, committing a violation is a conscious decision, whereas errors occur irrespective of one's will to avoid them.

is demeanor positive or negative ?

your demeanor is your outward behavior. it includes the way you stand, the way you talk, your facial expressions, and more. someone with a friendly demeanor might smile a lot and look you in the eye while talking to you.

it quietly depends upon on the person if he is happy he will have a positive demeanor and if he is angry or disappointed vice versa will happen.

what does the root word onymna mean ?

the greek root word onym means β€œname.” this root is the word origin of a fair number of english vocabulary words, including synonyms and antonyms. the root onym is easily recalled through the word anonymous, which refers to someone going around without a β€œname.”

what is a 'happening' and give an example of a happening today ?

a happening is a performance, event, or situation art, usually as performance art. the term was first used by allan kaprow during the 1950s to describe a range of art-related events.

example:

something in the present era will be a good example of happening.