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Click on me whenever you want to return to this page!

Want to know what a prefix is? Click here

Exploring prefixes

Click the prefix you want to study


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‘dis-’ has several

meanings one of which

is ‘not’

When using the prefix

dis- simply attach it to

the root word!

You don’t need to alter

the spelling.

I disconnected the television and

video cables so that I could move

them around the room.

Type the correct

spelling into each box.

disatisfied / dissatisfied

disservice / diservice

disallow / dissallow

Can you discover more words

starting with ‘dis’ in the

dictionary?

dis-


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‘un-’ has several

meanings one of which

is ‘not’

When using the prefix

un- simply attach it to

the root word!

You don’t need to alter

the spelling.

The ground was uneven

and so I tripped over.

Type the correct

spelling in each box.

unatural / unnatural

unnobtrusive / unobtrusive

uneven / unven

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘un’ in the

dictionary?

un-


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inter-’ has several

meanings one of which

is ‘between’

When using the prefix

‘inter-’ simply attach it to

the root word!

You don’t need to alter

the spelling.

Add ‘inter-’ to these words. If

you are unsure of their

meanings then look them

up.

mediate

national

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘inter’ in the

dictionary?

inter-


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The prefix ‘il-’ most often

means ‘not’

When using the prefix

il- simply attach it to

the root word!

You don’t need to alter

the spelling.

Type the correct

spelling in each box.

ilogical / illogical

illegitimate / ilegitimate

illegal / ilegal

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘il’ in the

dictionary?

il-


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ir-’ has several

meanings one of which

is ‘not’

When using the prefix

‘ir-’ simply attach it to

the root word!

You don’t need to alter

the spelling.

Type the correct

spelling in each box.

iregular / irregular

iresponsible / irresponsible

Use the dictionary to look up the

word irrational. Try to explain its

meaning and use it in a sentence

of your own.

ir-


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pre-’ means ‘before’

Example: pre + view =

preview

I went to see a preview of

the latest action movie.

(preview = advanced

showing)

Pre view

Add ‘pre-’ to the words inside the

boxes.

Look up their meaning in the

dictionary if you need to.

Write them into sentences to show

their meaning.

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘pre-’ in the

dictionary?

pre-


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mis-’ means ‘wrongly’ or

‘badly’

When adding ‘mis-’ as a

prefix there is no need to

change the spelling of the

root word.

e.g.

He was confused because

he misunderstood the

instructions.

Add ‘mis-’ to the words inside the

boxes.

Look up their meaning in the

dictionary if you need to.

Write them into sentences to show

their meaning.

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘mis-’ in the

dictionary?

mis-


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sub-’ means ‘under’.

Example: sub + marine =

submarine.

(A submarine goes under

water).

Add ‘sub’ to the following words.

Look up their meaning in the

dictionary if you need to.

Write them into sentences to show

their meaning.

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘sub-’ in the

dictionary?

sub-


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anti-’ means ‘against’.

Example: anti + social =

antisocial.

(unsociable / opposed to the

community)

Add ‘anti’ to the following words.

Look up their meaning in the

dictionary if you need to.

Write them into sentences to show

their meaning.

Can you look up more words

Starting with ‘anti-’ in the

dictionary?

anti-


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What’s a prefix?

  • A ‘prefix’ is part of a word that you can add to the front of a ‘root’ word to change its meaning.

    Example:

    prefix + root word = new word

    un + happy = unhappy

    (not happy)