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Institute Roots STA, STAT, and STIT in Mind to ‘Stand’ out from the Rest

In today’s time, when English has been instituted as a global language, it is important that we are fluent in writing and speaking the language. And, as it is essential in any language, a comprehensive understanding of how words are formed is important to have a sharp command on the English language.

Majority of English vocabulary is actually based on Latin and Greek roots only. New words are created by adding prefixes and suffixes to these existing root words. Knowledge of root words, thus, will help you memorize numerous English words easily and decipher their meanings as well. Institute Roots STA, STAT, and STIT in Mind to ‘Stand’ out from the Rest

Today, let us discuss about a widely used Latin root word ‘Stat’ and its spelling variants ‘Sti’ and ‘Sta’, which mean ‘stand’ or something which is not moving.

The word station means one is ‘standing’ or a place where one ‘stands’. Similarly, when somebody asks you what your status in the society is, it means you are being asked about your social ‘standing’. A statue is a ‘standing’ image or a figure. Read more

Import ‘Port’ Into Your Brain to Enrich Your Lexis

Taking an online course or attending an English class can definitely enhance the vocabulary of your kids. But don’t these approaches get tedious and subsequently take its toll on young brains?

In a world where everybody is talking of innovations and being smart, for sure you would want an easy, fun way to help your children build English vocabulary. How about songs, dancing, and building your lexis all at one go? Import ‘Port’ Into Your Brain to Enrich Lexis

Let’s start the ball rolling with one of the Vocab Tunes’ songs ‘Get Carried away’, comprising a widely used Latin root word ‘Port’.

The word ‘port’ means ‘carry’. If we add prefixes such as im- and ex- before ‘port’ then it will create two new words import and export. Here, both words convey the same meaning ‘carry’ but are used differently. When one state imports goods from another state, it ‘carries’ them into its own land. Conversely, exporting goods mean to ‘carry’ them out from one state to another.
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