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Word families and root words

In a nutshell

Word families are groups of words that may share a common root word. They look similar to each other and share similar meanings. 



Word families

Word families are words that are related to one another because they contain a common root word.



Root words 

Root words contain the main meaning of a word. They can be used to form other words with similar meanings. This means that a root word can be turned into, for example, a noun, a verb or an adjective and still keep the same basic meaning of the root word.


Examples
help 
helpless
helper
helpful
to help
love 
lovely
lover
loveable
to love
medical 
medicine
paramedic
medical
to medicate
play
playfully
player
playful
to play​


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