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act + + ive/ + ism Activism

Some orthographic investigations include:
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The < act > Family

  1. Box the base <act> in all the words below <actor>
  2. Write word sums with help from the matrix
  3. Can you find the one suffixing change?



Some additional orthographic investigations include:

Consider the sense and meaning we find from the Latin root of this base ag(ere), act(us) which Etymonline offers as including “set in motion, drive forward, to do, perform”.

Some possible semantic interpretations:

act (v.)

mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case, from Latin actus, past participle of agere "to set in motion, drive, drive forward," hence "to do, perform," also "act on stage, play the part of; plead a cause at law"

Do these connotations relate to Greta’s speech?

Also, search the Latin infinitive ag(ere) in Etymonline. Consider all the interesting present day English words in this etymological family. Can you compose statements about climate change employing some of those words?

Bonus: Can you find words that may use a twin base of <act>? Note: Root ag(ere), act(us)