Increase your vocabulary with prefixes and suffixes. If you know a prefix or suffix you can understand the meaning of words more easily.
Co- is a common prefix found in many words. Co- comes from Latin and means together, with, joint, jointly (e.g. cooperate) or in association with (e.g. co-worker). So, verbs beginning with co- mean that something is done together. Nouns beginning with co- mean that someone or something is in association: that they are related.
An example is to cooperate. "Operate" means to do something or to perform a function. Add co- to operate and we get a word that means "to work or act together"—cooperate:
Example: The departments cooperated to finish the project.
Another way to say this is: The departments worked together to finish the project.
Use mind mapping techniques to improve your vocabulary.
alone. With no definition, context or relationships it is meaningless. You can make word maps to help you remember and understand new words better. This technique is to develop a thinking habit. If you do it enough, soon you will think in this way and your understanding and command of English will improve.
There are several ways you can arrange your word maps:Read more · 続きを読む
Knowing the meaning of prefixes will greatly increase your knowledge of vocabulary. Below is a list of the most common prefixes in English, with their meanings and examples of how they are used. This list is not exhaustive. It only mentions the most commonly used prefixes.
|A-/An-||Without, lack of||Atheist, anarchy, anemic|
||Anti-communist, anti-clockwise, antithesis|
A list of the most common root words in English. Learning these will help you expand your vocabulary and understand English words better.