Greek and Latin roots


Are the suffixes -tion and -sion also considered roots?

asked Jan 22 '13 at 23:38 Barbara Couchman New member

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A tree gets its start from a seed, but the roots are what helps it to grow.  The root of a word is the word (or words) that it has grown from.  The English language has roots in many languages.  Learning the roots of words creates the ability to understand new words that are similar, sometimes even words in other languages. A dictionary will list the root of the word.  For instance, tuition:


1250–1300; Middle English tuicion a looking after, guarding < Latin tuitiōn- (stem of tuitiō ), equivalent to tuit ( us ) (past participle of tuērī to watch; compare tutelage) + -iōn- -ion

link comment answered Jan 23 '13 at 08:30 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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