Prefix & Suffix Dictionary
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Use these prefixes and suffixes throughout the unit. Then make copies for students.
A prefix is added to the beginning of a base or root word to change its meaning.
dis/the opposite of extra- beyond
un/not, reverse of
A suffix is added to the end of a base word to change its meaning or part of speech.
-ance, -ence/state of being
-ant, -ent, -er, -or, -ian, -ist/one who
-ion, -tion/act of, result of
-ness/quality of being
-able, -ible/able to be
-ive, -ous, -y/having the quality of
-ly, -fully, -wise/in the manner of
-ate, -ify, -ize/make or do
-ing/in the process of doing