Prefixes are added to the start of words to change their meaning. For example, un- means 'not' and re- means 'again'. Learning prefixes can help you understand new words better.
Prefixes in English
The prefix ‘micro’ means one-millionth in Greek, and it is used for measurements that are extremely small. The prefix ‘hyper’ means ‘over’ or ‘beyond’ in Greek, and it is used to describe things that are above normal. The prefix ‘sub’ means ‘under’ or ‘beneath’ in Latin, and it is used to describe things that are below normal.
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Work together in pairs: What is the meaning of the prefix "un-"?
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