вівторок, 20 червня 2017 р.

Word families. Word formation

Today I’d like to present you the methods of word formation with the help of a table. The words were taken from the text titled “The Magic of Pantomime” (unit 5, pp. 90-91).
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Music, musician
Musical
Musically
Exaggeration
Exaggerate
Exaggerated
Exaggeratedly
Performer, performance
Perform
Profit, profitability
Profit
Profitable
Profitably
Importance
Important
Importantly
Theater
Theatrical
Theatrically
Actor, actress
Act
Fame
Famous
Famously
Success
Succeed
Successful
Successfully
Creation
Create
After completing the table and finding out more about the connections between Latin/Greek and English, I can surely say that etymology is capable of providing valuable information during the process of learning foreign languages.
Because of the fact that Latin and Greek vocabulary was predominant in forming the English one, English includes a great deal of assimilated words from these antique languages. So, knowing the Latin and Greek roots and prefixes assists in providing a more or less generalized scheme which simplifies the memorizing of English words. Moreover, every Greek and Latin prefix or root has a particular definition. Due to this, an English learner can even create or figure out the meaning of many words by knowing the meanings of their components.

All in all, word formation in English with the help of Latin and Greek suffixes and roots has a great potential. Doubtless, the task of learning such parts is challenging, but people who persist to do it are able to solve the problem of expanding their vocabulary. So, it is a significant plus.

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