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(also called a stem) the basic element of a word. Some roots form a word alone; others need a prefix or suffix to form a word. It is useful to know the original root of a word. E.g. the Latin root prima is the basis of primary and prime. If you know that prime means first/best, then you can work out that primary means most important.
a sentence that ends with a question mark, e.g. Are you coming?
an adjective that points to a particular person or thing, e.g. That team came first. Those men...
the action of creating characters and presenting them to the reader.
activities you do after reading a text, e.g. answer questions to show understanding, make a...