Thaddeus
Professional Teacher
'Reign' as a root word in English

I made a video about the unique pronunciation and usage of the root 'reign': 

 

http://www.enupgrade.com/speak-up/2014/7/10/word-roots-reign

 

Becoming familiar with the roots of English not only helps you build your vocabulary, it also gives you better intuition when encountering a new word.

 

As always, if you have a question about pronunciation or vocabulary, I would love to help.

Jul 10, 2014 10:54 PM
Comments · 5

Reign, rule, govern are three verbs concering managing a country

Is there any distinction among them?

July 11, 2014

Hi, Thaddeus

 

very grateful for your interpretation

July 13, 2014

There is major difference between those three verbs. However, 'to govern' is not specific to supreme leaders.  For instance, a president can govern but they cannot rule or reign.

July 11, 2014

It is true <em>God Save the Queen</em> uses the root 'reign' as a verb twice.  

July 10, 2014

Listen to the God Save the Queen, tou'll know the pronounciation

July 10, 2014
Thaddeus
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English, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian
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Korean