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Hello

Im from Estonia and i dont understand very well inglish.But my question is about suffixis and prefixes.
What is suffixes and what is prefixes and give 4 examples for each.

Anett
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Prefixes are letter combinations put on the front of a word that give it another meaning. Such as:

Anti (ANTIvirus)
De (DEconstruct)
Epi (EPIcenter)
Hetero (HETEROsexual)

Suffixes are added to the end of words..

Ness (GentleNESS)
Ing (TalkING)
Dom (KingDOM)
Ity (CapabilITY)
hi i need help right away with word that start with re, un, dis, mis, in, im, ir, il, non, pre, post, inter, bi, and ex! i've looked and looked but still cant find them i need like 5 4 each one as a a example!

- sami
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mis:MISunderstood, MIsbehave, MIStake and thats all i got![A]
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Hi Whitegirl,

A prefix is an addition that preceds the root of the word.A prefix changes the meaning of the word.

Some prefixes are:un,dis,in,im,ir,re,..etc

Eg.responsible:Irresponsible

advantage:Disadvantage

Write:Rewrite

Employed:Unemployed

A suffix is and addition that follows the word.A suffix changes the part of speech.

Some suffixes are:ion,ment,ful,ly,er,or,ist,ize,...etc.

Eg.presentation,government,useful,quickly,baptist,organize,...
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prefixes and suffixes are word parts we add to words to form other words. You can think of the original word as the ROOT. Plants have roots. From the roots other things grow. It is the same with English words. For example, take the word "respect." If a child gives respect to an adult the child is giving "honor" to that adult. The word respect means to give honor. If the child is always giving respect we can say the child is respectful or full of respect. However, if the child does not give honor to an adul then the child treats the adul with disrespect. Prefixes and Suffixes can also be called Afixes because we fix them onto words to make new words.

Each prefix and suffix can have more than one meaning. For example, the suffix er can mean "a person who does something" such as farmer- a person who farms, or it can mean more, such as larger - more than large. However, each afix does only have a few meanings. You can use the internet to look this up for more understanding. Simply use Google and search for prefixes and suffixes, and you will get a lot of sites to use.

Second Grade Teacher

Dear, Anett

a prefix goes on the begining of a sentence like un-,dis-,pre,and in.if you took the word like and added the prefix un-, to ityou get unlike wich means you dont like something.Emotion: big smile
Actually "unlike" means not the same as, or dissimilar. "DISlike" means you don't like something.
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