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Identifying root words

Look carefully at each list of words. The words in each list are derived from the same word. Identify the root word for each list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten.

Example: disobey and disobedient are derived from the word obey. Obey is the root word.

  1. children, childhood, childlike, childish, childless


  2. actor, action, activity, react, reaction


  3.electrical, electricity, electrician, electronic, electrocute


  4. mistake, mistaken, overtake, overtaking, partake


  5. assistant, assistance


  6. examination, examiner


  7. governor, government


  8. lightning, delighted, enlighten


  9. prisoner, imprison, imprisonment


10. shakily, shaken


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