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July 18, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 27

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 26, we learnt about the prefix EuEu  represents the meanings well, pleasant and goodToday we shall see the prefixes ex, e, ec, ef. Happy Reading :)

Day 27 : Ex, E, Ec, Ef

  • ex, e, ec, ef - out of; former
Important Note :  An easy way to remember that the prefix ex- means “out” is through the word exit, for when you exit a room, you go “out” of it.

Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • expect (verb) = to think or believe something will happen or somebody will do something
    • ex - Prefix = out of
    • pect (spectare) - Root = to look
  • effect (noun) = the result of a particular influence
    • ef (ex) - Prefix = thoroughly
    • fect (facere) - Root = do; make
Let's have a look at some more words with ex, e, ec, ef prefixes, for better understanding.
  • eccentric =‘out’ of center
  • eclipse = darken, to hide
  • ecstatic = of standing ‘out’ from a normal emotional state
  • educate = to teach somebody about something
  • effusion = a pouring out
  • eject = to throw out
  • emigrate = move ‘out’
  • emit = send ‘out’
  • eradicate = pull ‘out’ by the root
  • exceed = go ‘out’
  • excel = to be very good to do something
  • exclude = shut ‘out’
  • exit = go ‘out’
  • export = to sell and send goods to another country
  • extend = stretch ‘out’
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. -ish
      2. -tude
      3. -wise
      4. -y
      a. tending to
      b. having the nature of
      c. the state of
      d. in the manner of

      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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