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The meanings and features of word parts.

prefix

a group of letters placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning

root

a group of letters that gives a word meaning

suffix

a group of letters added to the end of the word that changes the part of speech or the function of a word

prefixes, roots, suffixes

words may have more than one of each of these word parts

root

all words have one or more of this word part

prefixes, suffixes

words may or may not have these word parts

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