Word Basics


The fun part of writing is the knowledge gained and the great sense of accomplishment when typing “THE END”.

Part of the process of writing is understanding the bare basics of words, grammar, and story. Today’s article deals with the make-up of words.

A reader asks about the terms prefix, root, and suffix, and wonders how to distinguish them in a word.

At the most basic level, words are made up of units of meaning called morphemes. A morpheme may be a recognizable word like tree, run, or button that cannot be broken down into smaller meaningful parts. Click here to learn more.

Kelly and Nancy


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