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In this worksheet, we examine the root scrib/scrip, which  means write in Latin. The prefixes used in these words generally, but not always, have specific meanings. These will be dealt with in the Affixation section when all the worksheets come online. Put each of the words into the correct sentences in the correct form.

ascribe, conscript, describe, inscription, prescribe, proscribe, scribble, scripture, subscribe, transcription

1. Can you  ________________ the people who attacked you? 

2. It was difficult to read what the old man had  ________________ on the piece of paper.

3. The ________________ on the tomb said "In loving memory of our dear father".

4. The doctor ________________  antidepressants for her to try and improve her mental condition.

5. No one is sure who said these words, but they are ________________ to Julius Caesar. 

6. The opposition party was becoming so powerful that the government became extremely worried and ________________ it, putting its leaders in jail.

7. When the war broke out, many young men were ________________ into the army, many against their wishes.

8. Many religious people believe that the Bible and other ________________ are the absolute truth revealed by God.

9. After recording the speech she made a ________________ on her computer and printed it out.

10. If you want to ________________ to "Student Weekly" magazine for a year, send £30 to us today.

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