Determining Word Meanings

Check this lesson and get better. When a reader comes across an unfamiliar word, it’s important that they know techniques to understanding the word’s definition.

One way to determine a word’s definition is by looking at the prefix and suffix of the word. Although there are many words in the English language, many of those words share a common prefix or suffix.

So, by understanding the meaning of that prefix or suffix, the reader can then determine the likely meaning of the word.


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