Latin and Greek Roots

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  1. Filmlova

    Filmlova New Member

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    Jan 18, 2019

    Hi there,

    Any tips on how to know if a root word is Latin or Greek in origin? The document I have is pages long and I can't memorize all of that. I'm taking the test in 2 days!
     
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    What test? What types of questions?

    And know them in two days? I mean, I’d think most of them would be common. It’s not like they aren’t an integral part of the English language. Are you using them? Defining them? Identifying their origin?
     
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    There are certain things that can help
    - if you have any basic knowledge of Spanish: if a word looks similar to a Spanish word, it's Latin origin.
    - if the letter 'c' is used as we use it in English (such as they are pronounced in the words comprehend, precise, recognize, etc), it's Latin
    - if it has letter K where we would instinctively put c such as kilogram, it is Greek. If it has ch and pronounced [k], such chaos, it's Greek.
     
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    Thanks that's helpful!
     
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    Single Subject English
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    What is the test series, though? I've never heart of a single subject English test, so it must not be a test we have here.
     
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    This could be referring to content tested on a subject-matter test for licensure to teach English in a departmentalized setting, such as CSET English.

    Filmlova, you might want to have a look at the threads on CSET English and other states' tests in the Single Subject Tests subforum under Examinations for Teachers.
     

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