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Prefixes and Suffixes
Transcript of Prefixes and Suffixes
What is a suffix?
A suffix is a word part added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
Examples of Prefixes:
More Examples of Prefixes
sub = under; EXAMPLES: submarine, substitute, subcommittee
ex or e = out from; EXAMPLES: excitement, exhale, export
co or com = together, with; EXAMPLES: cooperate, committee, coworker
fore = before; EXAMPLES: foreshadow, forefather, forecast
inter = between; EXAMPLES: international, interstate, interception
de = down or away from; EXAMPLES: detach, declaw, deconstruct
contra = against; EXAMPLES: contrast, contradict, contrary
pro = forward; EXAMPLES: proceed, prohibit, provide
semi = half; EXAMPLES: semisweet, semicircle, semicolon
ab = away from; EXAMPLES: absent, abnormal, absorb
ad = toward; EXAMPLES: addiction, advertise
dis = not or opposite; EXAMPLES: dishonor, disrespect, disgust
re = again or back; EXAMPLES: redo, reread, redistribute
un = not or opposite; EXAMPLES: unable, unimportant, unlock
pre = before; EXAMPLES: prefix, pretest, pregame
post = after; EXAMPLES: postwar, postgame, post-test
in = not; EXAMPLES: incorrect, indefensible, incapable
il = not; EXAMPLES: illegal, illegible, illiterate
ir = not; EXAMPLES: irregular, irresistible, irrational
mis = wrong; EXAMPLES: mistake, misunderstand, misbehave
non = not; EXAMPLES: nonexistent, nonprofessional, nonresistant
anti = against; EXAMPLES: antislavery, anticrime, anti-bullying
Prefixes and Suffixes
A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a word to create a word with a different meaning.
able=capable of. EXAMPLES: agreeable, manageable.
age=result of. EXAMPLES: spillage, storage.
al=relating to. EXAMPLES: gradual, manual.
algia=sickness. EXAMPLES: myalgia, nostalgia
ance or ence=state. EXAPMPLES: assistance, independence.
ancy or ency=capacity. EXAMPLES: agency, vacancy.
ate=office. EXAMPLES: candidate, graduate.
cian=having a skill. EXAMPLES: magician, physician.
ee= person receiving action. EXAMPLES: nominee, refugee.
escene=in process. EXAMPLES: adolescences, obsolescence.
esis or osis=in process. EXAMPLES: mimesis, hypnosis.
Examples of Suffixes