What comes to mind when you think about affixes?
Root words are words that have their own meaning. Prefixes are added to the beginning of root words to change their meaning. Suffixes are added to the end of root words to change their meaning.
Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes
Most English root words come from Latin, Greek, and Germanic languages. The prefix 'pre' means 'before' and 'post' means 'after'. The suffix 'ology' means the study of a particular subject.
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What is the most important part of a word? A root word, a prefix or a suffix?
What root words can you think of that have the prefix Un-?
Name some words that have the suffix -ful? For example: stressful
How can you use the combination of a prefix or suffix to help you identify the meaning of a word?