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Common Word Roots

A word root is a word that can be combined with other word roots, prefixes or suffixes to form a new word. The following is a list of 10 common English word roots.

Word Root Meaning Example
audi hear audio
auto self autopsy
bene good benevolent
bio life biology
chrono time chronology   
geo earth geology
photo light photon
port carry portable
tele far away    telecast
vac empty evacuate

Instructions
Combine a word root from the table above with the word part below to form the word.

examples
If you take something out of the country, you (ex-) it.

Sally is talking to Bill on the (-phone).

1. The study of the earth is (-graphy).
   

2. Something that you can hear is (-ble).
   

3. Something that measures time is (-meter).
   

4. The story of a person's life is their (-graphy).
   

5. Use the camera to take a (-graph).
   

6. A machine that works by itself is (-matic).
   

7. When a hotel has an empty room, they have a (-ancy).
   

8. Something that is good is a (-fit).
   

 

 

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