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In this sense, "ex" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"ex- 2" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "outside" or "external" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

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ex- illustration The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history.
ex- illustration For some people, exotic animals make great pets because of their shock value and novelty.