The elemental structure of English is subject, verb, object, (SVO) however there is an even more elementary level of language and that is word roots. These are words which are created once you dress them up. You start with a root word like act and you find react (by adding the prefix re)and actual (by adding the suffix ual). Words are the substance of language and your vocabulary increases *exponentially when you know the elements which work together to create new words and new meanings. Check out this post to find out about word chemistry.
*to increase more and more rapidly.
How did you do? I hope you found the exercise interesting. The answers to create a word that fits the definitions created with the root word "struct": 1. construction, 2. instruction, 3. obstruction 4. restructure 5. destruction. The answers to part two and the root word "spire" . 1. perspire, 2. conspire 3. aspire 4. inspiration
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*The process of gradual or unconcious learning.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
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