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    Re as a prefix~

    I read an English book that says re is used as a prefix in the words ~report and result. Is that correct? I'm confused.

    I also saw in that book that dis is a prefix in the word discord. Hmmm...

    Please help. I know that re is a prefix in the words like remake and rearrange. Dis is a prefix in disagreement. But I'm not sure with discord, result and report.

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    Re: Re as a prefix~

    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin2618 View Post
    I read an English book that says re is used as a prefix in the words ~report and result. Is that correct? I'm confused.

    I also saw in that book that dis is a prefix in the word discord. Hmmm...

    Please help. I know that re is a prefix in the words like remake and rearrange. Dis is a prefix in disagreement. But I'm not sure with discord, result and report.
    result
    [Middle English resulten, from Medieval Latin resultre, from Latin, to leap back, frequentative of resilre : re-, re- + salre,to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/result

    report
    [Middle English, from Old French, from reporter, to report, from Latin reportre : re-, re- + portre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.]
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/report

    I have no trouble accepting them as prefixes since that's how they started. I think it would depend on the purpose of the analysis though.
    I'd call the English word "result" one morpheme if I were doing a morphological analysis of the word.
    Which "English book" said this?

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    Re: Re as a prefix~

    It's an elementary English book for Filipino students.

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