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9 Cards in this Set

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The Three Basic Component Parts of a Word
1. word root
2. prefix
3. suffix
Rule for joining prefixes to a word root
Prefixes are attached directly to the beginning of the word
Definition of Word Root
Basic foundation of a word, to which component parts are added
Definition of Suffix
A word element that is attached at the end of the word root
Definition of Prefix
A word element that is added at the beginning of the word
Definition of Combining Vowel
A vowel used to join the word parts appropiately when creating words and helps in pronunciation
Definition of Combining Form
Is created when a word root is combined with a vowel
Rule for attaching a suffix to a word root
If a suffix begins with a vowel, the root will attach directly to it. If the suffix begins with a consonant, the root will need a combining vowel before attaching to the suffix
Rule for using multiple word roots in a compound word
combining form + word root + suffix