EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUFFIXES: -LOGY AND -LOGIST. GIVE SOME EXAMPLESEXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUFFIXES:  -LOGY AND -LOGIST.   GIVE SOME EXAMPLES

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Both -logy and -logist are Greek and Latin suffixes.

-logy means the science or study of; indicating the writings or discourse of

-logist refers to someone who practices and is an expert in fields of -logy

If you've ever seen any of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana specializes in archaeology; thus, he is an archaeologist.

The medical profession is filled with examples. A doctor who studied dermatology is a dermatogist. A physician who knows cardiology is a cardiologist. A doctor schooled in gastroentrology is a gastroentrologist. A doctor who knows neurology is a neurologist. The poor medical student who studied proctology is a protologist.

There are less dark professions. A person who studies musicology is a musicologist, presumably happy.

Here are some more examples:

A biologist studies biology.

An anthropologist studies anthropology.

A geologist studies geology.

A psychologist studies psychology.

A sociologist studies sociology.

An immunologist studies immunology.

Smokers often need a pulmonologist who specializes in pulmonology, the study of the lungs.

As you can see, knowing Greek and Latin roots and affixes is a great way to build your vocabulary.

 

 

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