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Unit 21

Common Prefixes and Suffixes

     170.  The prefixes for, fore, and fur are expressed by f.  The suffixes ful and ify are expressed by f; self by s; selves by ses; and age by j:

Common prefixes and suffixes

     Notes: (1) The syllable ture is written tr. (2) The vowel in baggage is omitted to distinguish the form from package. (3) When for or fore is followed by a vowel, disjoin f close to the next character, as in forearm.  When for or fore is followed by r or l, form an angle after f, as in forerunner and furlong.

Phrasing Principles

     171.  In phrases, the words ago, early, few, him, hope, sorry, want, sure, and possible are modified as shown below:

Phrasing principles

172.  Reading and Dictation Practice

Reading and Dictation Practice

173. Writing Practice

     1. This land is apparently owned by a group that received it as a grant from the Government, and I believe it is tax exempt.
     2. The trend is to employ better-trained people in the printing industries, to prevent the losses entailed by errors in judgment.
     3. We look for a cold winter, which will have a pronounced effect on the lumber market in this section.
     4. We are sorry that the catalogue did not reach you in time to be of service in this particular instance.
     5. If you want to see him in regard to the matter about which we talked yesterday, phone him, and if he is unable to see you, then he will arrange for a meeting at a later date.
     6. We have looked over the carbon copy of the letter in question and are unable to find any reference to previous prices.
     7. Sufficient improvement has been noted in the trend of the market to suggest that you buy now.
     8. The vowel is inserted in the word “package” to enable the writer instantly to tell the difference between the forms for “package” and “baggage.”
     9. ‘While at the village, I received a message from my employer asking me to send the package to his foreign address.
     10. I have forgotten his name, but I suppose the hotel people will remember him.
     11. The paper has been properly signed by the joint owners and sent to the land office.

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