Bill Bryson

“Furthermore, they must learn not to make the elementary mistake of assuming that because a word contains a negative suffix or prefix it is necessarily a negative word. In-, for instance, almost always implies negation but not with invaluable, while -less is equally negative, as a rule, but not with priceless.”


Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way
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The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way by Bill Bryson
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