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couponmom
couponmom asks:
Q:

in the word mileage is the suffix added to the base word or the root word?

In Topics: Helping my child with writing, Helping my child with school work and home work
> 60 days ago

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CJA829
CJA829 writes:
Hi couponmom,

I believe in the case of the word "mileage" the base/root word is the same.
I notice definitions for what is a base word and what is a root word vary among educators, but in this case the word "mile" can stand on its own as a word that makes sense; it doesn't need a prefix or suffix for it to retain its meaning - you can check out the short article linked below for more explanation.

Hope this helps!
~CJ

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