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Based on its prefix, which is the correct definition of “impersonal”?

A. not personal

B. between persons

C. someone who takes something personally

D. someone who has a certain personal quality

A

Answer: A. not personal

In English, the prefix “im” means “not”. The correct answer, therefore, is not personal. The prefix “im” is generally used for negation so, when “im” is added to a word, the word changes in meaning to the opposite of itself. In other words, the meaning of the word is denied. This can be seen in words like imperfect, impossible, immature, impatient, immortal, impolite, immeasurable, immobile, etc.

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