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11.17: Four Bound Bases

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Four Bound Bases

1. Elements are the smallest parts of written words that add meaning to the words. There are three kinds of elements: prefixes, bases, and suffixes.

Prefixes are elements that go at the _______ of words and (can/cannot) stand free as words. In the words unguided and receptive _________ and _________ are prefixes.

Suffixes are elements that go at the _________ of words and (can/cannot) stand free as words. In the words unguided and receptive, _________ and _________ are suffixes.

Bases are elements that can have ________ and _________ added at the_________and. In the words unguided and receptive ________ and ________ are bases.

There are two kinds of bases, free and bound. Free bases (can/cannot) stand free as words, but bound bases (can/cannot).

2. Each of the following words consists of prefixes, suffixes, and bound bases. You have worked with most of the elements in previous lessons. You should find four different bound bases in the eighteen words. Analyze each word into its elements. Besure to show any assimilations or other changes that take place:

Word = Analysis
accepted =
effective =
concepts =
infection =
suggestion =
prospecting =
suggested =
affection =
congested =
receptive =
except =
interception =
defective =
respectable =
perfected =
introspective =
retrospective =

3. The four bound bases are _______, _______, _______, and _______.

4. Each of the following words consists of a prefix, a bound base, and a suffix. The bound bases are the same ones you just worked with. Some of the prefixes and suffixes may be new to you. Don't let that bother you. Analyze each word. Watch for changes when suffixes get added:

Word = Analysis
affection =
interception =
respectful =
deceptive =
perspective =
confection =
circumspectly =
reception =
receptacle =
susceptible =
imperceptible =

Word Turn. Try to spell out six words that start and end with the letters of the word rhythm spelled once forwards and once again turned around backwards. The words you spell can be of any length, but they must start and end with the letters given in the six rows. We've given you a start:

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