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Prefixes and Suffixes

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Transcript of Prefixes and Suffixes

Suffixes
Try to see if you can find the suffixes in the following sentences.
Suffixes
Suffixes
Like roots, many prefixes come from Latin or Greek.

Prefix: is a part attached to the beginning of a base word or root.
Prefixes
Prefixes
Prefixes and Suffixes
Examples of Suffixes
Many suffixes can change the meaning of the base word or root when they are added.
Consider how the meaning of the prefixes relate to the meaning of the English words.
Examples of Prefixes:
Suffixes
The meaning of a prefix combines with the meaning of the base word or root.
For example, the prefix in-often means "not," as in iderect, which means " not direct.
Prefixes
One Way to figure out the meaning of new words is to consider the meaning of their prefixes.
Extra-
De-
Milli-
Prefix
Meaning
Beyond
Thousand
Opposite
Words
Extraordinary, Extravagant
Ab-
From
Milligram, Million, Millimeter
Deactivate, Deform, Declassify
Abnormal, Abstain, Abolish
Prefixes
Try to see if you can find the prefixes in the following sentences:
1) I have deactivated the bomb, we have saved millions of lives.
2) Do we need our bicycles to ride to the movie theater to see the "Abnormal Monster" or should just see The "Extraordinary Aliens from the Other Planet" in my house?
Answer:
Bi-cycle, Ad-normal, Extra-ordinary
Suffixes: Is a word part attached to the end of a base word or root.
They can also be used to change a word's part of speech.
The meaning of a suffix combines with the meaning of the base word or root.
They can also be used to change the part of speech.
A perfect example would be
Schoolwise
School

(A Place of education) is a noun and when put together with the suffix
Wise
(Smart & intelligent or in reference to) which is a verb put together is
Schoolwise
meaning in reference to education(which is a verb when its put together)
.
Suffix
Meaning
Words
-oid
-ble
-ly
-ment
resembling
to do repeatedly
in what way
process
Judgment
Asteroid, Android
Slowly, Transparently
Stumble, Rumble
1. The Android has stumbled on the asteroid that is slowly heading towards earth.
Answer: Andr-oid , Stum-bled, Aster-oid, Slow-ly, Tow-ards
2. A judge's job is to always place judgement on any Contemptuous or lawbreaking Action that happens in society.
Answer: Al-ways, judge-ment, Contemptu-ous, Act-ion
Answer: De-activated, milli-ons
Answer: Bi-cycle, Ab-normal, Extra-ordinary.
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