What do the prefixes "pro", "mono", "epi", and "dia" mean when implemented like prologue, dialogue, monologue, and epilogue?

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Oct 24, 2016

Answer:

In all instances, 'logue' means words/saying. 'Pro' means before, 'mono' means one or alone, 'epi' means in addition to, and 'dia' means across or between.

Explanation:

The prefixes of the words above refer to different positions in written or oral speech.

A Prologue usually prefaces a book: it introduces or comes before the actual writing.

An Epilogue usually comes at the end of a book: it serves as a conclusion or commentary in addition to the book.

A Monologue is a speech: one person speaking alone either in a play or in a conversation.

A Dialogue is a conversation: two or more people speaking between or among themselves.