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June 19, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 4

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 3, we learnt about the prefixes ad, ac, af, ag, al, an, ap, aq, ar, as, at.  They represent the meanings to, towards. Today we shall see the prefixes al, all. Knowingly or unknowingly, we all use this prefix. Let's have a look.....

Day 4 : Al, All

al, all - all; completely

Let's try to understand this with some examples....
  1.  already (adverb) = before a particular time in the past.
    • al (all) - Prefix = completely
    • read (gereed) - Root = prepare
    • y - Suffix = having the quality of
    1. all-round (adjective) = including many different subjects or skills etc.
      • all - Prefix - all
      • round - Root = on all sides of something
      Let's have a look at some more words with al, all prefixes, for better understanding.
      1. almost = nearly
      2. all-time = of any time
      3. also = in addition; too
      4. although = despite the fact that
      5. altogether = completely or in total 
      6. all-inclusive = including everything 
      7. alright = of a satisfactory or acceptable quality.
      8. all-around = good at doing a lot of different things
      9. almight = having complete power
      10. all-powerful = having complete power
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. ambi -
      2. a-, an-
      3. contra -
      4. dis -
      a. the opposite of
      b. both
      c. without
      d. against

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

      That's all for today guys..... Thank you :)
      Shraboni Chakraborty
      Asstt. Professor
      English and Foreign Languages University,
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