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Pull your weight for the root ‘Tract’

Aren’t we all familiar with that plastic semicircle called ‘Protractor’ while we study geometry or that very powerful vehicle for farming called ‘Tractor’? Have you ever wondered where from these commonly used terms come?

best ways to improve English vocabulary from root words

You will be amazed to know that both the words have their root back to the Latin verb trahere or ‘tract’, which means pull or drag. Infact, majority of our English words have actually been borrowed from Latin. Therefore, learning these root words becomes one of the best ways to improve English vocabulary.
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Get ‘HOLD’ of a Perfect ‘TEN’

Have you ever wondered that understanding the Latin roots and searching for new English words can be great fun? Learning only the root-words will surely help your kids build familiarity with thousands of words. So tapping our feet to the tunes of ‘Move Along’, let’s see how we can ‘hold’ the root ‘ten’ in our memories.

Learn English Vocabulary From Root Word

A root or a root-word is a basic word with no prefix or suffix added to it. The Latin root word ‘ten’ means ‘hold’. An easiest way to remember this root is through the word ‘tenant’, which means the ‘holder’ of the lease. The root words ‘tend’, ‘tens’, and ‘tent’ also come from the Latin, meaning ‘stretch and strain’.

Let’s go through the following examples to understand some of the English words based on these roots:

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