English Handbook: Letter by Letter

You could go to this tiger on the Toronto Zoo.

Some T prefixes

tachi—, tacho—, tachy— all indicate “swift”.



tauto— means “the identical”.


techno— pertains to the usage of expertise.

technobabble, technocracy

tele— comes from the Greek “far off” and sometimes refers to tv or phone.

telecast, telegraph, teleprompter, telescope

ter— means “three” or “thrice”.

tercel, tercentennial

tera— means an element of 1 trillion (1012) or, in computing, a a number of of 240.

terahertz, terawatt

terabit, terabyte

Some T suffixes

t replaces the suffix —ed in some phrases.

gild, gilded [past tense/adjective], gilt [adjective]

spill, spilled [past tense], spilt [past participle]

spell, spelled [past tense], spelt [past participle]

spend, spent [past tense/past participle]

shall, shalt [second person singular, archaic]


th, —eth are archaic or Biblical verb endings (third particular person singular, current tense).

He leadeth me beside nonetheless waters…

th, —eth are endings that kind ordinal numbers.

sixth, hundredth, millionth

nineth, twentieth

th might seek advice from an act, course of, state, or high quality.

depth, progress, well being, wealth, width

the— might seek advice from God or gods.

atheist, pantheism


  1. Look by the prefixes and suffixes. Do you see any that you simply would possibly use on a day-to-day foundation? Create a sentence with every of these.
  2. For the prefixes and suffixes that look much less acquainted, establish the place you would possibly discover them, e.g., in a scientific textual content or a medical paper.

Particular studying project

  1. Two tigers tore by three treacle tarts.
  2. Time and tide await no man. —Geoffrey Chaucer