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

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grammar is modifier

"in- 1" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "not" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

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in- illustration Lower levels of job performance have been found where work demands leave insufficient time for family life.
in- illustration Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.