Forty Most Frequent Prefixes and Suffixes : Forty Most Frequent Prefixes and Suffixes Word Beginnings and Endings
You Can Really Use What Are Prefixes? : What Are Prefixes? Prefixes are first syllables like “non-” and “re-” that have their own meaning.
Prefixes combine with words to create new meanings.
Pre + View = Preview (first look)
Super + Star = Superstar (top player) Why Learn Prefixes? : Why Learn Prefixes? Prefixes add meaning to thousands of words.
Learn a few prefixes, and you open up the meaning of thousands of words.
The four most frequent prefixes are 97% of prefixed words! Most Common Prefixes : Most Common Prefixes Anti = against : anti-war
De = opposite : destroy
Dis* = not, opposite of : disagree
En(m) = cause to : encode, embrace
Fore = before : forecast
In(m) = in : intake, implant
Inter = between : interact Do you know common prefixes? : Do you know common prefixes? Anti
Inter A. between
B. cause to
G. opposite Most Common Prefixes : Most Common Prefixes Mid = Middle : Midway
Mis = Wrongly : Mistake
Non = Not : Nonsense
Over = Over : Overlook
Pre = Before : Preview
Re* = Again : Return
Semi = Half : Semicircle Do you know common prefixes? : Do you know common prefixes? Mid
14. Semi Wrong
Before Most Common Prefixes : Most Common Prefixes 15. Sub = Under : Submarine
16. Super = Above: Superstar
17. Trans = Across : Transport
18. Un* = Not : Unfriendly
19. Under = Under : Undersea
20. In, Im, Il, Ir * = Not : Injustice,
Impossible, Illiterate, Irreligious. Do you know common prefixes? : Do you know common prefixes? 15. Sub
20. In, Il, Ir Across
Below What Are Suffixes? : What Are Suffixes? Suffixes are last syllables like “ed” and “ly” that have their own meaning.
Suffixes combine with words to create new meanings.
Turn + ed = Turned (in the past)
Quick + ly = Quickly (how it turned) Why Learn Suffixes? : Why Learn Suffixes? Suffixes add meaning to thousands of words.
Learn a few Suffixes, and you open up the meaning of thousands of words.
The four most frequent suffixes are 97% of suffixed words! Most Common Suffixes : Most Common Suffixes -able, ible = can be done : doable
-al, ial = has property of : personal
-ed* = past verb : turned
-en = made of : golden
-er = comparative : higher
-er = one who : doer, actor
-est = superlative : best, biggest Do you know common suffixes? : Do you know common suffixes? -able
Superlative Most Common Suffixes : Most Common Suffixes 8. –ful = full of : careful, joyful
9. –ic = having property of : linguistic
10. –ing* = present participle : running
11. –(t)ion = act, process : action
12. –(i)ty = state of : infinity, sanity
13. –(t)ive = adjective : motive, votive
14. –less = without : fearless, careless Do you know common suffixes? : Do you know common suffixes? 8. –ful
14. –less Present participle
Having property of
Without Most Common Suffixes : Most Common Suffixes 15. –ly* = having : quickly, quietly
16. –ment = action, process : enjoyment
17. –ness = state of : kindness
18. –ous = having : joyous, religious
19. –s* = more than one : books
20. –y = having : happy, windy
Use these suffixes correctly, and
you look and sound pretty smart. Do you know common suffixes? : Do you know common suffixes? 15. –ly*
20. –y Action
Having Can you use common affixes? : Can you use common affixes? I have a different idea; I __agree.
That can’t be; it’s just __possible.
Say that again; please __peat it.
Aliens look bad; they are __friendly.
Tina took the car since she want__ it.
Now the car is run__ down the road.
Tina is in a hurry; she’s driving quick__.
Do you think that she has any ticket__?