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    Greek word element

    would you please tell me the meaning of the following by readily examples?,and what is the difference between them?
    would you possibly give me some example?
    even I do not know the difference between them!!
    (I am learning English)

    Greek word element
    latin root


    Thanks advanced.

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    Re: Greek word element

    Greek word elements are parts of words that have their origin in ancient Greek. A good example is meta, ancient Greek for about. Metaphysics has acquired a well-established meaning, but people freely apply meta to other things: for instance, meta-data for data about data. Another example is the pair homo and hetero, same and different, which you will find as prefixes in many English words, for example homosexual and heterosexual.

    A Latin root is the Latin word from which an English word is derived. For example, pedestrian has the Latin root pedum, foot.
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    Re: Greek word element

    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    Would you please tell me the meaning of the following by readily using examples?and What is the difference between them?
    Would you possibly give me some examples?
    Even I do not know the difference between them!
    (I am learning English.)

    - Greek word element
    - Latin root


    Thanks in advanced advance.
    Please see my amendments to your post. Remember the following rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - End every sentence with one​ appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Greek word element

    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    would you please tell me the meaning of the following by readily examples?,and what is the difference between them?
    would you possibly give me some example?
    even I do not know the difference between them!!
    (I am learning English)

    Greek word element
    latin root


    Thanks advanced.
    A large percentage of English words were derived from Latin words; many also came from Greek words or were made from parts of Greek words.

    See more here: Dictionary.com

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