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Negative Prefixes. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word , or to a word root to change its meaning. For example adding un to pleasant becomes unpleasant . It makes the original word an antonym (its opposite). pleasant.

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Negative Prefixes

A prefix is added to the beginning of a word, or to a word root to change its meaning. For example adding un to pleasant becomes unpleasant. It makes the original word an antonym (its opposite)

pleasant

Try these: Move the un to the root word and see what antonym you get

dress

decided

Un

cooked

acceptable

did

choose negative prefixes from the box to make each of these words into antonyms
Choose negative prefixes from the box to make each of these words into antonyms.

In dis mis im il

word roots

justice

polite

approve

behave

possible

sufficient

literate

colour

trust

honest

Can you think of any more examples of antonyms containing these negative prefixes? Does it change its spelling in each case?

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Word

experience

logical

mature

regular

possible

complete

legal

reversible

Antonym using negative prefix

Use a dictionary and a thesaurus to help. On your whiteboards write these word roots to make antonyms. Work in pairs.

Show me your

Whiteboards.

How did you get on?

What did you learn?