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October 26, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 57

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 56, we learnt about the prefix PrePre represents the meanings before; in advanceToday we shall see the prefixes pro, por, pur. Happy Reading :)

Day 57 : Pro, Por,Pur

  • Pro, Por, Pur - forward; forth
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • proceed (verb) = to continue doing something that has already been started.
    • pro - Prefix = forward
    • ceed (cedere) - Root = go
  • purpose (noun) = the intention, aim or function of something 
    • pur (pro) - Prefix = forward
    • pose (ponere) - Root = put
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • portent - a warning about the future
  • portray - to show somebody / something in a picture
  • pro and con - ‘for’ and against
  • pro bono - ‘for’ the common good
  • pro - short for ‘professional’
  • pro-Apple - ‘for’ Apple products
  • procrastinate - put off or ‘forward’ into tomorrow
  • product - that which is led ‘forward’ by a company to sell
  • professional - one who has put ‘forth’ knowledge or advanced skills to the public
  • progress - step ‘forward’
  • project - to throuw forward
  • promise - send an intention ‘forward’
  • promote - to move forward
  • prompt - done without delay
  • pronoun - part of speech which stands in place of or ‘for’ a noun
  • propellant - fuel which pushes a vehicle ‘forward’
  • pursue - to do something or try to achieve something over a period of time
  • purview - the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -pharmaco
  2. -logo
  3. -pneumono
  4. -mob
a. to move
b. lung
c. drug
d. word

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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