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Prefixes and Suffixes...What are They and What's the Difference?

Gives examples of root words with prefixes, suffixes, and both and how they change the meanings of words. (designed for 2nd grade)

Amanda Levy

on 28 January 2011

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Transcript of Prefixes and Suffixes...What are They and What's the Difference?

Suffixes Root Words A root word is a word that has nothing added at the beginning or the end. It stands on its own as a word, it has a meaning. use clear friend happy Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy. To put into service or apply for a purpose; employ. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. Free from clouds, mist, or haze:a clear day. Prefix A prefix is a group of letters that you can add to the beginning of a root word to change the meaning of the word. un unused unopened unhappy unclear unfriendly not re again reuse reopen repaint recycle anti against antidrugs antiwar antigovernment antihomework Suffix Added to the end of a word to change the meaning. ly ful ing like action full of joyful playful plentiful cheerful playing using friendly happily clearly jokingly running stretching Remember... Prefixes are placed at the
beginning of word and suffixes
are placed at the end of a word.
They both change the meaning of the root word.
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