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Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

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Nikki Stettes

on 15 October 2015

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Transcript of Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes
Root Words
A root word is a base word to which prefixes and suffixes can be added to change the meaning.

Example:
play

Prefixes
Prefixes are word parts added to the beginning of a root word to create a new word with a different meaning.

Example:
re
play
Suffixes
Suffixes are word parts added
to the end of a root word to
make a new word.

Example: play
ful
Common Prefixes
Prefix Meaning Example
re- again replay
un- not unhappy
in- not incredible
pre- before prepay
mis- wrong misspeak


Common Suffixes
Suffix Meaning Example
-ness state of being sadness
-ful full of joyful
-able able predictable
-ous full of nauseous
-less without noiseless

Time to Practice
Add prefixes and suffixes to the root word
play
to make as many new words as you can.
player
played
playing
replay
replayed
playful
playfulness


Examples
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