Prefix And Suffix

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In today’s English class, we will be learning Prefix And Suffix

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Prefix And Suffix

prefix and suffix

What are they?

Prefixes come at the beginning of a word. They are usually one to three letters long, and attaching them to a word will affect the word’s meaning. 

Interestingly, some prefixes even combine with other prefixes to create words such as unpremeditated (un+ pre+ meditated).

This means one of the easiest ways to recognize a prefix is by taking special attention to the beginning of each word. 

Let’s take a look at the examples of these prefixes

In the prefixes all-, ex-, and self- use a hyphen. 

  • an all-knowing God. 
  • my ex-classmate
  • a self-aware creature

While prefixes are found in the beginning of each word, you find suffixes at the end of words. Like prefixes, they are a rich source of information about a word. Have you ever seen blue or pink balloons at a birthday party? Some parents use colors to indicate the age of their new child. In the same way, some suffixes announce what part of speech a word is. Here are some examples.

 

Noun

The following suffixes are usually found at the end of nouns: -ance, -ation, -ness, -ism, -ment, -ship.

Neatness, arrangement, relationship, etc.

 

Suffixes For Verbs

-ate

congratulate, enunciate, regulate 

 

-en

strengthen, brighten, awaken 

 

-ify, -fy

electrify, liquify, testify 

 

-ize

legalize, neutralize

 

In summary, while prefixes are easily identifiable at the beginning of each word, you find suffixes at the end of words.

 

Evaluation

Explain how a prefix is different from a Suffix

 

Reading Assignment

Give 5 examples of prefixes found at the beginning of words. 

 

Weekend Assignment

Use the following suffixes to form sentences

 

ate

congratulate, enunciate, regulate 

 

-en

strengthen, brighten, awaken 

 

-ify, -fy

electrify, liquify, testify 

 

-ize

legalize, neutralize

We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be learning about Sentence Building.

 

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