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2021.08.03 12:37

Hey everyone,👋🏼

Hope all is good. Here are some prefixes in

English. Prefixes are placed before the words to modify their meanings; like suffixes, they are groups of letters that rarely serve a purpose unless attached to a word.

Down below are some meanings with examples.

In–
Meaning: Not
E.g. inconvenience, infield, innocent, etc.
I don’t want to put you to any inconvenience.

Mis–
Meaning: Wrong, wrongly
E.g.  misunderstand, misfire, misfortune, misbehavior, etc.
This misbehavior will certainly go against his chances of promotion.

Ex–
Meaning: Former, older, out of, away from, lacking
E.g.  exhale, ex-wife, excentral, exclude
We can exclude the possibility of total loss from our calculations.

Re–
Meaning: Again
E.g. return, remainder, re-useable, refold, regain, etc.
She will now begin occupational therapy to regain the use of her hands.

Anti–
Meaning: Against
E.g. antifreeze, antipathy, antibiotic, antisocial, anti-war, etc.
Lack of antifreeze is a major cause of highway breakdowns.

Pre–
Meaning: Before
E.g. prefix, preschool, pre-intermediate, pre-tax
But he is heading off to preschool, and we wanted to get him some educational programs.

Post–
Meaning: Later
E.g. post-office, postgraduate, postscript
There was the usual romantic postscript at the end of his letter.

Un–
Meaning: Not
E.g. unhappy, unfriendly, unpleasant, unwell, etc.
This unpleasant incident detracted from our enjoyment of the evening.

Im–
Meaning: Not
E.g. impolite, impossible, immortal, impatient, etc.
Don’t be so impatient! The bus will be here soon.

Over–
Meaning:  Too, in excess of
E.g. overlook, overdose, overdue, overall, overconfident, etc.
He proved overconfident on the witness stand.

Semi–
Meaning: Half
E.g. semifinal, semicircle, semi-final, semiformal, semiannual, etc.
I had never been to a semiformal dance before, and now was my chance.

Hope it helps! 💯
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Comments

  • Andrea Castillo 2021.08.03 12:48

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    Very useful!! Thanks 😊🙏
  • goo1 2021.08.03 13:02

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    @Andrea Castillo You're welcome!
  • 카이. Kai 2021.08.03 13:02

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    KR

    I like it thank you😉
  • goo1 2021.08.03 13:03

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    @카이. Kai You're welcome, hope it's useful!
  • Veronica 2021.08.03 13:06

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    Thanks 😊
  • goo1 2021.08.03 13:11

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    @Veronica You're welcome! Hope it helps!
  • 카이. Kai 2021.08.03 13:12

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    @goo1 uhm it's very useful😌

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