What Is a Root Word? - Definition & Examples


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What word part is attached to the beginning of a word?

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1. Which term refers to a word part that holds the basic meaning of a word, but cannot stand alone?

2. Which root word means to break?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is an efficient means of getting a read on how well you understand root word meanings. You'll find questions that are focused on relevant terminology and definitions. You'll also be asked to identify several root meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions about:

  • Language component attached to word beginnings
  • Term referring to a word part that cannot stand alone but contains fundamental meaning
  • Root words connoting break and water
  • Identifying the root within a word

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately match roots to their meaning and identify the term describing a word part holding the basic meaning of a word
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding word parts attached to word beginnings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the root for cooperate

Additional Learning

To study root word meanings in more detail, you can check out the corresponding lesson called What Is a Root Word? - Definition & Examples. This lesson is made up of the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between affixes, suffixes and prefixes
  • Distinguish between roots and bases
  • Explore the linguistic uses of roots