The English language is made up of many words that are closely related. In fact, it's possible to build new words by modifying existing words. This is done by adding affixes to the beginning or end of the root or base word. Root and base words are slightly different, and understanding what they are and how to use them will help you improve your vocabulary skills.
Many students, and even teachers, wonder are base words and root words the same. Here's what you need to know about the similarities and differences.