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Hi,
I just have one confusion of where to apply the negative prefixes life un,dis,non,a correctly.
We may have come across different fields where they are employed frequently, but, we don't know how to apply the correct negative prefixes.
So, can anyone help me out please.
Thanks,
praveen.
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Hi, freak guy,

of course, there are very strict rules, but these rules are rooted in ancient LAtin, if You do not know Latin, then You can claim there are no rules. But if You are not educated enought, You should not state such a nonsense. There are rules as to what consonants or vowels must precede to add this or that prefix. Have you ever heard of a progressive assimilation, for example? You do not seem to have, otherwise You would not ferer the poor guy to long lists of words to memorise by heart or to practical usage ONLY.

Have a nice sleep in Your den

Yours Zdenek
Hi Zdenek,

This last post seems to me to be a very feeble attempt to be ill-mannered and annoying. Can't you do any better than that?

Clive
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AnonymousHi, freak guy,

otherwise You would not ferer the poor guy to long lists of words to memorise by heart or to practical usage ONLY.

Have a nice sleep in Your den
So, should I learn ancient roots, rules, and which consonant and vowels go here and there ? Should I burn my brain with this stuff when it comes to the prefix retro- for example, or is it more 'PRACTICAL' to learn all the words in the dictionary in this pattern? Please allow me: retroactive - retrograde - retrospect - retrospective. Oh! I think I have already learnt them.
Have a nice sleep in Your monastery.
adding a word that exist
Please tell me which is more correct as the opposite act of registering something.
Is it unregister or deregister? I've looked in the online dictionaries and can't find either word.

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Hi,

deregister The office registered you in the wrong course, so they deregistered you. ie they removed you from the register.

unregister You come to the class but your name is not on the register. Your name has never been on the register.You are an unregistered student.

Best wishes, Clive
CliveHi Zdenek,

This last post seems to me to be a very feeble attempt to be ill-mannered and annoying. Can't you do any better than that?

Clive



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Lurking around every forum, there will always be a couple of “loose nuts”-Quoted goodman

That’s not my rule but a reality. Clive, It’s not even worth it. It’s pretty evident who is “educated” or otherwise!
I see this message is very old - but I was looking for help and this address came up - so I'm hoping you can help me. I clicked on this link and found out that I was right, UNTHAW is not a word. If something is UN-thawed, it is obviously NOT thawed, thawed being a state of not frozen - if something is NOT thawed, then it has to still be frozen. HOWEVER, there is a woman at a professional site on the web who is a cook and publishes recipes, believe it or not, who uses this word, UNTHAW, in a lot of her recipes. Check out -

http://busycooks.about.com/od/quickbreads/r/blueberrymuffin.html and http://busycooks.about.com/od/turkeyrecipes/r/crockpotturkey.html


I emailed her and told her about this word and she emailed me back a link to a dictionary site.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=unthaw

Apparently, this stupid dictionary site thinks UNTHAW is a word. What do I tell her? It's not even a matter of me being right. It's that she's using this word and misleading a lot of people - and looking rather ridiculous, as well. Thanks for your assistance.

Joanne
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Hi Joanne,

I'd just drop it. People don't always appreciate having their errors pointed out.

Best wishes, Clive
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