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Literature and Language
Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?

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

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Grammar

Can you say l will be available on December?

No, unless you specify a date in December: I will be available on December 15th.

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Definitions

What is the meaning of canal?

A canal is a long, narrow stretch of water that has been made for boats to travel along or to bring water to a particular area. A canal is a narrow tube inside your body for carrying food, air, or other substances.

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Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

Is Thomas Hardy a modern poet?

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the most accomplished poets and novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hardy's career spanned generations, his first novels appearing at the same time as Middlemarch and his late poems arising during the high modernist period.

Works written: Middlemarch, Wessex county, A ...

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer

Born: 1840

Spouse: Emma Lavinia Gifford

So, yes he was. But is not now.

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Word Games

What is called that which is used to define itself?

outgoing and do not no what to excpected when it is excpect!

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Example Sentences

How do you use consumer in a sentence?

Humans are the top consumer in the world. Consumers use their resources to make a way of life. Producers are the animals and plants. Some animals could also be considered consumers to other animals and even humans, but ultimately humans are the top consumer.

The consumer thought the price was high.

Many consumers have been victimized by credit card scams.

A human is a consumer, as it consumes other organisms for energy.

The consumer ate the producer.

The consumer of electronics was not happy to hear about the death of Steve Jobs.

making sure you get a good deal is a part of being a good consumer.

1. A human is a consumer, as it consumes other organisms for energy.

The group of consumers ate their meals in record time.

A bird is a consumer.

An educated consumer knows how to spend money wisely.

Consumer is a noun. Even consumer is in the economic sense, but it could still be used in the sentence. There are many words , which available to use it such as,

  1. customer
  2. buyer
  3. purchaser
  4. shopper

One sentence for the word consumer is " It is important to inform consumers of any recalls."
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Word Games

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

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Books and Literature

What does the study of literature mean to you?

If you are not aware of the various aspects of drafting the perfect personal statement, we can always help you overcome such odds with perfection. Here are the crucial areas we cover while writing personalised statements for our clients.

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Drama and Acting
The Difference Between

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 3 rd-4th centuries B.C with the rise of Macedona 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,Diphilus are writers of this genre.

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Literary Terminology

What is universal appeal in literature?

M2Y academy is a globally recognized qualification in health and safety and environmental management. Safety Simplified, a new approach to nebosh Approved Institute in pondicherry and Karaikal training.

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Example Sentences

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.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

What is a kenning for doctor?

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English Spelling and Pronunciation

Is up keep one word or two?

It is one word: upkeep.

See "Related Links" below to Merriam-Webster.

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Grammar

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"

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Famous Quotations

Who said Life is not a spectator sport?

It was Jackie Robinson who said that life is not a spectator sport. It is, however, a part of the complete quote.

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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

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 ?

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Colleges and Universities

What is ranking of UET Texila in world?

it is 281st ranked in the world

It is about 281st ranked in the world.

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Epic Poetry

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

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The Difference Between

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.

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Definitions
Home Construction

What does porch mean?

  1. A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building.
  2. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah.

an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.

1. A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. 2. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah.

3. Obsolete A portico or covered walk.

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Sentence and Word Structure

What is a word that has cvcvcvcv or vcvcvcvc patterns?

For the first:

Calamari

Laminate

For the second:

Elevated

Emanated

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Essays
The Difference Between

What are characteristics of formal language?

The formal language uses a Latinate vocabulary and rhetorical devices to create literary-like effects. E.g; in official documents, books, news reports, articles, business letters or official speeches. Here Characteristics of formal Language;

  1. Verbal
  2. Vocal
  3. Writing
  4. Conversation
  5. Symbolic
  6. Unique
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Definitions

Is Demeanor positive or negative?

-noun1.conduct; behavior; deportment.

2.facial appearance; mien.

so according to this deffinition extracted from dictionary.com, no, Demeanor is not a negative term. Just neutral.

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Italy

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, Benétke 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".

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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What is the meaning of you love to hog on?

Hog is defined as a selfish or very dirty person, or is slang for a large motorcycle. An example of a hog is someone eating the last of the food, their third helping, before others have had a chance to have any of the food. An example of a hog is a Harley-Davidson.

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