Name:______________________________________________ Mrs. Daniel Block ________________________________ English 9H Date:______________________________________________ Word Segments Lesson #3-Practice 2 Part I: Usage. Using your knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes from our list, complete the following sentences. 1. If you are feeling dejected your mood would be _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. When you exhale your body is _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Someone with an alter ego would _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. An epidemic is _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Something that is minute or miniscule would _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Part II: Words in Context. Use context clues to figure out which sentence uses the correct word. 6. Which sentence uses a word containing the prefix that means “apart, different”? a. The escalator descended into the basement of the building. b. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” c. The abnormal result caused the graph to move away from the normal curve that was expected. 7. Which sentence uses a word containing the root meaning “yield, go”? a. We decided to alternate who would speak during our presentation so that everyone would have a chance at the podium. b. The egotistical man was so obsessed with his appearance he never stopped looking in the mirror. c. After the flood, the waters finally began to recede and the roads could be seen again. 8. Which sentence uses a word containing the root that means “to send”? a. The radio transmission was sent to let the group of soldiers guarding the base know where their commanding officer was. b. The students wrote a composition on who their favorite author was. c. As the young girl talked over her mother in the conversation, she was reminded that it is impolite to speak over another person who has begun talking. 9. Which sentence uses a word containing the root that means “time”? a. The car was transported across the country on the back of a truck. b. In a democracy, the people elect their leaders. c. The playwright Christopher “Kit” Marlow was a contemporary of William Shakespeare. 10. Which sentence uses a word containing the suffix that means “government by”? a. The autocrat was a ruler who believed he had absolute power. b. In a democracy, the people elect their leaders. c. In Anthem, Equality created a new society based on the idea of the ego being the most important aspect of a person’s life.