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goldz June 5th, 2017 12:45am

I took my SAT today, and one of the reading passages was about cognates. Do you know what a cognate is?

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/04/17 9:56 pm

Cognates sound the same or look the same and they are from the same language ? Like misery and miserly? Maybe

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followingsea Illinois is
06/04/17 7:58 pm

A female congressman ?

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gow488 Wisconsin
06/04/17 6:21 pm

Nope. Thankfully I'm done with standardized testing.

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jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
06/04/17 5:55 pm

It's a word in a foreign language that is spelled the exact same or extremely similar to what it means in English. For example, in French, the word for (to) decide is décider.

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ComradeJames nationalism
06/04/17 5:59 pm

Aren't they just words with the same derivation? I didn't think they had to be spelt similarly.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
06/04/17 6:07 pm

That sounds about right. My initial answer is partially right, then.

goldz oh this world
06/04/17 6:08 pm

According to the SAT passage cognates are words with the same roots.

ComradeJames nationalism
06/04/17 5:47 pm

How do you think you did?

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goldz oh this world
06/04/17 6:08 pm

I didn't guess anything and I finished on time, so I hope okay.

goldz oh this world
06/04/17 6:11 pm

I'd love that, but I'm not getting my hopes up. 😊

ComradeJames nationalism
06/04/17 6:12 pm

Is this your first time taking it?

goldz oh this world
06/04/17 6:13 pm

Yup. I got a 1440 on my PSAT though.

ComradeJames nationalism
06/04/17 6:19 pm

I did. This was my second time taking the SAT, and I'm not very worried. I scored in the 1520s the first time, so I should be good to go.

goldz oh this world
06/04/17 6:42 pm

Ah sounds good! I didn't study at all so I'm hoping I get lucky.