ob—, oc—, of—, op— mean “in the way of”, or “facing” and, usually, something in opposition or contrary. Notice that the c, f, and p are doubled.
offence [or offense]
Special reading assignment
- Our one and only objective was to organize the office and outline the operation.
- Owls have broad wings, which allow them silent flight and more successful hunting.
- Otters have thick, waterproof fur. When they swim, hundreds of shiny, silver bubbles follow in their wake.
Note: This blog post is an excerpt from a book, English Manual: Letter by Letter, to be published in the summer of 2015.