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SUFFIXES / PREFIXES

SUFFIXES

 

 

 

Suffixes and prefixes are used to change the meaning of words that they are added to. Here we mention some of them with examples and meanings.

 

Prefixes

 

They are the ones that are added to the first part of the word and give different meanings to them.

 

dis

The prefix gives opposite meaning to the word.

Appear means can be seen or present but with ‘dis’ it means invisible.

Example:

I followed him with my eyes until he disappeared.

 

Like means be a fan of something but with ‘dis’ it means something you don’t like.

Example:

I dislike going out on weekends. I prefer to stay home and relax.

 

ex

The meaning of this prefix is ‘former’ something that belongs to past.

Example:

Husband + ex= my previous husband

I still meet my ex-husband to talk about our child.

 

mis

 It gives a meaning that something is not right.

Example:

You misunderstood me, I didn’t mean that.

 

Suffixes

 

They are added to the second part of a word.

 

ful

It changes a noun to an adjective.

Example:

It is very thoughtful of you.

My mother is a thoughtful person.

 

ion

The suffix changes a verb to a noun and sometimes in writing a ‘t’ is added.

Example:

His actions are acceptable.

Education plays a major role for kids and youngsters.

 

ly

If it is added to an adjective, it is changed to an adverb.

Example:

You are telling exactly what I always wanted to hear.

I hardly see him. He is always busy with his job.


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