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Unformatted text preview: date over the other. The newspaper reporter was said to be guilty of distorting the facts in order to damage one candidate’s reputation. Denotation: Sentence is vague and doesn’t explain how the reporter favored the candidate. New Connotation: Sentence more clearly says what the reporter did that was wrong and why he did it. L E S S O N 5 understanding word parts
Let language be the divining rod that finds the sources of thought.
—KARL KRAUS, (1874–1936) AUSTRIAN WRITER AND JOURNALIST This lesson helps build word power by providing practice in taking words apart. Knowing common prefixes and suffixes and how they work, you’ll gain vocabulary fluency with unfamiliar words. And you’ll learn to expand and modify words you already know! YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T thought much about how words are made up of
parts, but did you know that you can often ﬁgure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word by looking at its component parts? Remember that word component? You learned it in Lesson 3. Well, the parts are usually fairly easy to identify. In general, words are made up...
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