Top 2000 English Vocabulary Word Families used in Speaking A word-family is a grouping of words derived from the same base. For example, active, actively, activities, and activity are all in the same word-family. The following list of words are the parent form of all the words found in the top 2265 frequently used words, which totaled 1867 word families. The frequency number is how often the word appears out of 250,000 words. For example if you divide 250,000 by 9243, then we can see that the word "the" appears once in every 27 words. Confused and Misused Words, Vocabulary English in the present world is not a foreign language. It has become the International Language in an IT-driven society. One’s success in life has become very much dependent on the level of proficiency in English Language. Nevertheless, English language harbours a number of words that are highly susceptible to be confused or misused.
English Vocabulary from Classical Roots Most English academic vocabulary is from classical roots, as well as a surprising number of common English words. . A look through the General Service List (the 2000+ most frequent words in English) shows that about 1/4 of those most common words-- and over 1/3 of the words in the second half of the list-- have Latin or Greek roots. On the Academic Word List, it’s closer to 2/3. You can study nearly 1/3 of those on the root pages in EnglishHints.com. I have tried to emphasize roots that have many useful words, especially words common in academic writing and on tests like the TOEFL and GRE.
Linkers and connectors - English Subject Area Contrast . In spite of / Despite Link two contrasting ideas. Academic Word List The Academic Word List (AWL) was developed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 semantic fields which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. The list does not include words that are in the most frequent 2000 words of English (the General Service List), thus many of the words are specific to academic contexts. However, a significant percentage of the vocabulary contained within the AWL is of general use; it is simply not of high enough frequency to be contained within the General Service List.
Vocabulary Basics: Word Families - Page 1 (A-F) This section of EnhanceMyVocabulary.com is all about learning new vocabulary by studying groups of words that share common roots A significant aid to learning new vocabulary is to study groups of words that share common roots. Following is a list of such words preceded by their root. In each set you'll find (1.) a list of fairly familiar words that embody the root and (2.) a list of less familiar words that embody it. AAg, act, ig (carry on, do, drive) 1. agent, agitate, agile, act, actor, actuate, exact, enact, reaction, counteract, transact, mitigate, navigate, prodigal, assay, essay; 2. agenda, pedagogue, synagogue, actuary, redact, castigate, litigation, exigency, ambiguous, variegated, cogent, cogitate. Anim (life, breath) 1.
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Root Word Dictionary - A dictionary of Greek and Latin roots Find Greek and Latin roots by meaning: First, click on the "Search for roots" link at the top of this page; Then, in the search box, enter the English meaning of the root you want to find; The root word you're looking for should show up in the results. More about using Root Word Dictionary: To understand how Greek and Latin roots word are used in constructing terminology: First, look a root word up in the dictionary; Then, look up similarly spelled prefixes and suffixes in the prefix and suffix dictionary on this site, which gives examples to show how these roots function in word origins; Next, look up the meanings of the example terms given in the prefix and suffix dictionary (most of which are linked to their definitions in the biology dictionary on this site). Latin and Greek Root Words
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