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    Default Root word of Kind

    Hi anyone,

    can you tell me the root word of kind?

    Please :)

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    I don't understand your question. Could you express it in other words, please?

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't understand your question. Could you express it in other words, please?
    Remove a word's affixes and the resulting form is its root. (HINT: "kind" does not have any affixes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Remove a word's affixes and the resulting form is its root. (HINT: "kind" does not have any affixes.)
    I realise that, thanks. That is why I didn't understand Oliman's question. I wondered if he intended to ask something different.

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    Perhaps he was asking about the etymological root. I can't think why though

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I realise that, thanks. That is why I didn't understand Oliman's question. I wondered if he intended to ask something different.
    Oops. I meant to reply to the OP's post, but hit yours instead. Sorry.

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Perhaps he was asking about the etymological root. I can't think why though

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    Or, perhaps, the OP means 'kindly', but was reluctant to type it in, having read the thread on its modern day usage and meaning.

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Or, perhaps, the OP means 'kindly', but was reluctant to type it in, having read the thread on its modern day usage and meaning.
    That's a possibility.

    Oliman?


    p.s. Lauralie - No problem with the wrong button. I did wonder at the time, but all is now clear.

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    Default Re: Root word of Kind

    Man, you guys and girls replied faster than I expected! Sorry, I clearly didn't make myself clear.

    Oh yes Bob sir, I now believe I was refering to the etymological root, i've discovered it's 'kin':

    to be kind to someone essentially means that you treat them like you would your relative.

    Laura love, thanks for the 'how to find the root of a word' tip, very helpful ;).

    Thanks to everyone who posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliman View Post

    Laura love,... .
    You can ask me any question, any time, any day.

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