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Published on February 17, 2014

Author: AleeenaFarooq

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What are Prefixes and Suffixes? How to use them?
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Prefixes and Suffixes.

Prefixes: Prefixes are sets of letters that are added to the beginning of another word to alter its meaning and to form a new word.

Some Common Prefixes: • • • • • • AntiDisDeExMisPre-

Usage of Prefixes to form a new word. WORD PREFIX NEW WORD Happy Un- Unhappy. Cultural Multi- Multicultural. Work Over- Overwork. Space Cyber- Cyberspace. Market Super- Supermarket.

Suffixes: Suffixes are sets of letters that are added to the ending of another word to alter its meaning and to form a new word.

Some Common Examples of Suffixes: • -Ly • -Less • -Able • -Ful

Usage of Suffixes to form a new word. WORD SUFFIX NEW WORD Child -ish Childish. Work -er Worker. Taste -less Tasteless. Ideal -ise/-ize Idealise/ Idealize. Like -able Likeable.

Note: Prefixes And Suffixes are not words in their own right, and they cannot stand on their own in a sentence; if they are printed on their own, then they have a hyphen before or after them.

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