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July 05, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 16

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 15, we learnt about the prefixes circum, circCircum, Circ represent  the meanings around; aboutToday we shall see the prefixes Com, Col, Con, Cor, Co. Happy Reading :)

Day 16 : Com, Col, Con, Cor, Co

  • com, col, con, cor, co - with; together
Let's try to understand this with some examples....

    • Collect (verb) = to bring things together from different people or places.
      • col - Prefix = together
      • lect (legere) - Root = choose
    • Concentrate (verb) = to bring something together in one place.
      • con - Prefix = together
      • centr (centrum) - Root = centreate - Suffix = cause to be
    Let's have a look at some more words with com, col, con, cor, co prefixes, for better understanding.
    • connect = to link together
    • compute = to calculate something
    • cooperation = a joint effort or labor
    • correct = accurate or true, without any mistakes
    • concept = an abstract idea
    • combat = to fight with somebody (especially during war)
    • concord = agreement and peace with your fellow country / people
    • compound = something consisting of two or more different parts
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. -able
      2. -cide
      3. -ation
      4. -dom
      a. the action of 
      b. kill
      c. the state of
      d. can be

      Try to match the above elements with given meanings.  Solve it on your own and

      That's all for today guys..... Thank you :)

      You can read Old Lessons of this series from here
      Shraboni Chakraborty
      Asstt. Professor
      English and Foreign Languages University,

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