Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

Prefixes and suffixes are affixes placed before and after a root word, respectively. The root is formed out of consonant sequences that don’t represent an actual word. Some examples of prefixes and suffixes are un-, re-, -ing, and -est.

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Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

Does motion have a suffix?

e-motion, pro-motion, loco-motion

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What is the suffix of sweet?

sweetless

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What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?

A prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning.

Prefix -- Meaning -- Example

1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant

2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile

3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve

4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse

5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared

6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter

7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial

8) ab -- away from -- abduction, abstain, abnormal

9) ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent

10) centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal

11) dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort

A suffix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. It can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech.

Suffix -- Meaning -- Example

1) -er -- doer -- teacher

2) -able -- able to -- unbelievable

3) -ous -- full of -- dangerous

4) -ness -- state of being -- happiness

5) -ful -- full of -- wonderful

6) -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry

7) -ment --state of -- government

8) -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide

9) -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology

10) -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia

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Nouns

Suffixes for forming nouns with examples?

Examples of noun forming suffixes are:

  • -ite; adjective social; noun socialite
  • -ist; adjective social; noun socialist
  • -ity; adjective authentic; noun authenticity
  • -er; verb help; noun helper
  • -ness; adjective bright; noun brightness
  • -ty; adjective immune; noun immunity
  • -ance; verb govern; noun governance
  • -ion; verb abduct; abduction
  • -ment; verb treat; noun treatment
  • -al; verb arrive; noun arrival



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What is the prefix for read and tie?

The prefix forÊread is reread whileÊtie is untie. AlwaysÊbear in mind that a prefix is a word that creates a new meaning when introduced at the beginning of another word. For example, the prefix for happy isÊunhappy.Ê

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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
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What is the prefix of potent?

omni im

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What is the prefix for justice?

Injustice

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What is the prefix for perfect?

im

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Is pretreat a prefix or a suffix?

The pre portion of the word is the prefix- it comes before. A suffix goes at the end.

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What is prefix for decisive?

In Enlgish, 'decisive' does not contain any prefixes.

Its original Latin root contained the prefix 'de-'.

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What does the root word onymna mean?

it means name

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What words that end in e can ly be added to?

There are several hundred adjectives ended in E that can form an LY adverb.

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abortively

abrasively

absolutely

abstractively

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abusively

accommodately

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Rain and Flooding
Definitions
Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What is the the prefix meaning for water?

Greek:

Hydro-

Hydra-

Latin:

Aqua-

Aque-

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What is the root word for impulsive?

The root word for impulsive is impulse.

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What is the suffix in hesitation?

The suffix in hesitation is ion.

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What words begin with prefix opt?

Optical, optometrist, optometry

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10 words that start with the prefix mid?

  1. midlife
  2. midday
  3. midriff
  4. midfield, midfielder
  5. Midwest
  6. midtown
  7. midpoint
  8. midsummer
  9. middleman
  10. middleweight
  11. midwinter
  12. midmost
  13. midwife
  14. midnight
  15. midsized
  16. midterm
  17. midway
  18. Mideast
  19. midshipman
  20. midweek
  21. midsection
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Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What words have ob as their prefix?

Observe, obliterate, obvious

The American Heritage Dictionary has over 3 1/2 pages of words that begin with "ob". You would get a much more comprehensive answer by looking for it, rather than asking for it.

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Parts of Speech
Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What part of speech is the word minutes?

The word "minutes" is a plural noun.

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Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What is the root word of the word disrespectful?

It comes from the word respectful, added by a prefix (a prefix is an element added in the beginning of a word) dis- which means "not", and respectful comes from the root word respect, which means the feeling of attitude of admiration.

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Medical Terminology
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What is the medical term meaning inflammation of an artery?

The medical term for inflammation of the artery is arteritis, angitis, or the more common term vasculitis.
Arteritis
Arteritis
Vasculitis
Arteritis is a general term that refers to the inflammation of arteries
Arteritis

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What is the prefix of correct?

A prefix for correct is 'in'; incorrect means something is wrong, an error.

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What is the root word of illegible?

Legible

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Math and Arithmetic
Units of Measure
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Metric System

In the metric system the prefix centi- means what?

Centi- means one hundredth, for example there are 100 centimetres in a metre and there are 100 centilitres in a litre.

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What is suffix HAM in words means?

In place names it is believed to be from the Old English for homestead or farm. Possibly derived from the German 'heim' meaning home. Therefore indicating an Anglo-Saxon settlement.

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