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Part 2 English Language Arts Grade 7 words, prefix, suffix
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adjectives that are placed next to each other that are equal in importance.
EXAMPLE: She was wearing a blue, short-sleeved, low-neck sweater.
a word part added to the beginning of a word and changes its meaning
EXAMPLE: The prefix in- means not, so INCORRECT means NOT correct or wrong.
a word part added to the end of a word and changes its meaning
A root word has no prefix or suffix; it's the most basic part of a word.
EXAMPLE: The root word -spec- means see or look; eye.
INSPECT- look at (someone or something) closely, typically to assess their condition or to discover any shortcomings.
a prefix or suffix added to the root of a word to change its meaning
EXAMPLES: UNhappy, regretFUL, singING
clues in the text to help the reader to know the meaning of an unfamiliar word
EXAMPLE: Marty is gregarious, not like his brother who is quiet and shy.
"Gregarious" means the opposite of quiet and shy.
"Gregarious means to be very social or talkative. This is an ANTONYM or OPPOSITE context clue.
multiple meaning words (homonyms)
a word that has more than one meaning
TIE- something that is worn
TIE - when the score in the game is the same.
2 tests to determine whether adjectives are coordinate
1. See whether "and" can be smoothly placed between them.
2. See whether the adjectives' order can be reversed and the sentence keeps the same meaning.
EXAMPLE: The dancer was wearing pink, lacey dancing shoes.
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