prefix or suffixGuest
prefix or suffix -en or en- ? a rule for them?
we say strengthen but enlarge and enlighten? is tehre a certain rule for that ?
Thank Yo in advance
There's no single rule. The prefix has a meaning similar to 'give/provide' and the suffix, in this case, indicates that an adjective or, less commonly, noun has become a verb. 'Sadden' means to make sad, but 'endanger' means to place in danger, which is slightly different- it doesn't necessarily mean to make the danger.
Last edited by Tdol; 28-Nov-2005 at 05:31.