Words With the Root FER
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WORDS With the ROOT FER
Words with the root FER
The word root FER means: to carry | bring | bear | yield
Let’s look at some examples.
to consult together, literally to carry or bring together
The picture shows two businessmen talking.
The sentence reads: The two managers needed to confer before making a statement.
to carry from one place to another
The picture shows a businesswoman walking through an airport terminal.
The sentence reads: She had to transfer to another terminal.
select something over another; to bring forward as the first choice
The picture shows a woman standing by a wall wearing green and white striped socks.
The sentence reads: She seems to have a preference for striped socks.
bearing or carrying an odor, usually unpleasant
The picture shows a pile of Durian fruit in a market in an Asian country.
The sentence reads: The odoriferous Durian fruit is very popular in Asia.
to yield to the wishes or opinion of another; respect, courtesy
The picture shows a young woman with her arms around her mother’s neck.
The sentence reads: In deference to her mother’s wishes she spent the weekend at home.
a bearing on a matter; something to which one is directed
The picture shows a boy sitting on a stack of books.
The sentence reads: He seems to have enough reference material for his school project.
to mark or show a difference in something; to carry something apart from something else
The picture shows two young women facing each other sitting in water by a beach.
The sentence reads: These sisters are so alike I find it difficult to differentiate between the two.
It’s time for a review.
Remember, The word root FER means: to carry | bring | bear | yield
In this video we considered the words:
Let’s test your memory. Fill in the blanks in the following slides:
These sisters are so alike I find it difficult to ___ between the two.
He seems to have enough ___ material for his school project.
The ___ Durian fruit is very popular in Asia.
She had to ___ to another terminal.
The two managers needed to ___ before making a statement.
In ___ to her mother’s wishes she spent the weekend at home.
She seems to have a ___ for striped socks.
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