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Prefix & Suffix Dictionary

  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Use these prefixes and suffixes throughout the unit. Then make copies for students.
 
PREFIXES
A prefix is added to the beginning of a base or root word to change its meaning.
 
Prefix/Meaning
anti/against, opposite
bi/two
co/together
dis/the opposite of extra- beyond
im/not
mid/middle
mis/wrong
multi/many
over/too much
pre/before
re/back, again
semi/half
un/not, reverse of
under/below
 
SUFFIXES
A suffix is added to the end of a base word to change its meaning or part of speech.
 
Noun Suffix/Meaning
-ance, -ence/state of being
-ant, -ent, -er, -or, -ian, -ist/one who
-ion, -tion/act of, result of
-ment/act of
-ness/quality of being
 
Adjective Suffix/Meaning
-able, -ible/able to be
-er/more
-est/most
-ive, -ous, -y/having the quality of
-ish/like
-ful/full of
-less/doesn't have
 
Adverb Suffix/Meaning
-ly, -fully, -wise/in the manner of
 
Verb Suffix/Meaning
-ate, -ify, -ize/make or do
-ing/in the process of doing

  • Subjects:
    Prefixes and Suffixes
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