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    I need the prefix and suffix to the word formulate

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    reformulate formulation

    "Formulate" is the word formula with the suffix ate added to make it a verb.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    the root of the word formulate is form so you could say -ule and -ate is it's suffix also you could check it in here.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...root-list.html

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...unciation.html

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Mozaffary View Post
    the root of the word formulate is form so you could say -ule and -ate is it's suffix also you could check it in here.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...root-list.html

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...unciation.html
    Mozaffary, it would be perfect if definitions could be given.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    the root of "formulate" is "formula" which is the diminutive of "forma"
    some more suffixes appear in
    formulaic
    formulator

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    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    the root of "formulate" is "formula" which is the diminutive of "forma"
    some more suffixes appear in
    formulaic
    formulator
    it's good to know that u in a C + u + C + a form never pronounce /ju:/ $ /u:/ so it couldn't be.

    C = Consonant

    Mehrdad mozaffary

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Mozaffary View Post
    it's good to know that u in a C + u + C + a form never pronounce /ju:/ $ /u:/ so it couldn't be.

    C = Consonant

    Mehrdad mozaffary
    I'm terribly sorry but could you be so kind as to explain to me once again what you think my mistake was.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    Quote Originally Posted by mayan View Post
    I need the prefix and suffix to the word formulate
    From what has been said there is more than one prefix and suffix to the word formulate. Each one will have a different meaning. Please can you give the contex in which you wish to use the word.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    And here we run up against the age-old question: when is a root not a root?

    The word "formula" was borrowed intact from Latin; but in Latin, the root is "form(a)" and "-ula" is a suffix, usually anglicised to "-ule".

    Thus "globule" is actually made up of the root "glob" (a drop or a soft mass) and the suffix "-ule".

    Sadly, the neat little compartments we label "root" and "suffix" and "prefix" aren't always as clear-cut as we would like.

    For the purposes of the original question, I'd submit that "formula", because it was borrowed in its entirety, can be seen as a root; after all, we don't normally think of a formula as a "little form" or in any connected with forms.

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