Prefixes and Suffixes. A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a root word. A prefix changes the meaning of the word. A suffix is a word part added to the end of a root word. A suffix also changes the meaning of the word. Prefix +Root Word =Word. im +patient =impatient
im +patient =impatient
not able to wait not able to wait
build +er =builder
To construct one who one who constructs
Now see if you can determine the meanings of words with prefixes and suffixes.
However, he’d never used these skills to dive off the diving board.