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Impratical and Unpratical

Unread postby sheeta728 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:19 pm

Hi

I was wondering which is the correct answer?
or are they both acceptable?

The teachers in my school haveb been discuusing this for a few days,I don't think they have got an answer yet.-.-

Thanks
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Unread postby GiddyGad » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:53 pm

Hi Sheeta,

impracticable

If it helps,

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impracticable vs. unpracticable...

Unread postby eric_p_m » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:56 am

Dear Sheeta,

Your question really isn't up to debate. The bottom line is that the morpheme "un-" goes with Latin based terms while the morpheme "in-" always goes with words of Greek origin. "Practice" is of Greek origin.

Phonetically, before a bilabial sound, / n / assimilates to [ m ] .

End of story.


Sincerely,

Eric Paul Monroe

http://www.eric-tesol.com/
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