This Latin prefix is not one that should be saved for teaching in context as it comes up in content classes. The vast majority of words using this prefix are found in science words and other academic words.
Origin: Latin Definition: step, go Examples: retrograde, gradiometer, gradation, egress, repressive <pro> + <gress> + <ive> -> progressive <retro> + <gress>+ <ion> -> retrogression <ag> + <gress> + <ive> + <ly> -> aggressively <di> + <gress> -> digress <con> + <gress> -> congress This is a root is one for students that are building up their morphemic vocabulary. It should be taught in the upper elementary grades or during the early high school grades This Latin root is one that would be fun to do a structured word inquiry using a word web or a word matrix.
Origin: Latin Definition: one who, quality of state of being Examples: participant, distant, brilliant, extravagant, assistant <de> + <fend> + <ant> -> defendant <tyr> + <ant> -> tyrant <im> + <port> + <ant> -> important <merch> + <ant> -> merchant <rely> + <ant> -> reliant This Latin suffix is a occurs frequently in the English language. It is one that should be taught once students have learned some of the more common suffixes but while they are still in the elementary grades.
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