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    Re: suffix eine

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Could it be that "guest" is talking about -ine, which is a suffix:

    1) Heroine, a female hero; Katherine (female noun or name)
    2) Chlorine, gasoline, idodine (chemical, substance)
    3) Equine, (pertaining to a horse); marine (pertaining to the sea)
    4) Saccharine, (made of)
    I don't know. It is possible. Good list, by the way. :wink:

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    Mine (pertaining to me)


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mine (pertaining to me)
    First I thought you were joking, but there it is in the dictionary, a friend of mine is a friend belonging or pertaining to me. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mine (pertaining to me)
    First I thought you were joking, but there it is in the dictionary, a friend of mine is a friend belonging or pertaining to me. Thanks.
    He was kidding. The "ine" in "mine" cannot be a suffix.


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    He was pulling my leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    He was pulling my leg.
    LOL! Indeed he was.

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    #17
    Thine- pertaining to thee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Thine- pertaining to thee.
    tine: pertaining to a fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    line: pertaining to cocaine

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