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.
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.
Cohesion: linking words and phrases 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards. Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. The best way to "get a feel" for these words is through your reading. Most textbooks and articles are well-written and will probably include a lot of these cohesive devices.
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
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.
Giving Students a Well-Deserved Break- 13 Addictive Word Games Ever thought learning vocabulary or grammar was dull? I’m pretty sure this thought never ever crossed your mind, but just in case you know someone who might need a break from the traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises, let me share with you a nice alternative. Whether you have two minutes or two hours, spend your break testing your knowledge with these amazing vocabulary and grammar games, some of them from well-known dictionaries. Have fun and learn some new words along the way. You don’t have to register for any of them, although some of these sites offer this possibility for those students who want to track their progress.
untitled 9 December 2000: Add Part 2. More extended portions of this paper were posted on former MI5 officer David Shayler's Web site from November 1999 to March 2000. Shayler's site was closed, according to him, after coming under sustained attack. Another party has provided these postings: 8 December 2000 From: Gordon Logan To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: The Moscow Coup and MI6's Murders Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 05:36:48 +0300 Critical Appraisal and Analysis - Critically Analyzing Information Sources A. Author What are the author's credentials--institutional affiliation (where he or she works), educational background, past writings, or experience? Is the book or article written on a topic in the author's area of expertise? You can use the various Who's Who publications for the U.S. and other countries and for specific subjects and the biographical information located in the publication itself to help determine the author's affiliation and credentials.Has your instructor mentioned this author?