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Words. Welcome to Literacy!


My name is Kersti Börjars and I am a professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. Together with one of our students, Alex Webb, I have put together these web pages about language. ‘Linguistics’ you may wonder, what on earth is that?! Well, sometimes the word ‘linguist’ is used for people who are good at learning foreign languages, but that is not the way we use it here. Linguistics is the study of language – that includes things like the history of language, the meaning and structure of words and phrases, what sounds are used in languages and what the similarities and differences are between all of the 5000-6000 languages in the world! Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games. Are Base Words and Root Words the Same?

Throughout grammar classes everywhere, students and faculty members ask if root words and base words are the same.

Are Base Words and Root Words the Same?

The best way to answer the question is to review the rules of vocabulary. Parts of a Word. Reading Fun: Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words. Rooting out Words. UnusedWords - Discover a new word every day. Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity. SAT Vocabulary Building for ACT SAT and GRE Preparation. Knoword - Expand your vocabulary.