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Prefixes and suffixes
Transcript of Prefixes and suffixes
e.g. care + ful = careful
But there are several important groups of words where the spelling of the root word changes when you add a suffix. There are rules to follow to avoid spelling mistakes:
'y' to 'i' rule
doubling letters rules
silent e rule e.g. extra + ordinary= extraordinary
mis + behave= misbehave You can create new words just like you can modify the appearance of your house, by adding prefixes at the beginning. You can also add extensions to the back of your house to change how you use it. This is one of the longest word in the English language. Can you spot the prefixes and suffixes? The following exercises will test your knowledge of the spelling rules. Can you work out which rule applies?
Could you write the rules for someone else? Bonus task Extension brain teaser Using the pictures below try to find as many words
related to the root word by adding prefixes and suffixes. porter 'port' root word http://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenski/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sis/ Welcome to my house Let's make it more welcoming by adding
extensions to the front. maybe not too welcoming... http://www.flickr.com/photos/stooart/