Hey everyone,👋🏼 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.
Hope all is good. Here are some prefixes in
Down below are some meanings with examples.
E.g. inconvenience, infield, innocent, etc.
I don’t want to put you to any inconvenience.
Meaning: Wrong, wrongly
E.g. misunderstand, misfire, misfortune, misbehavior, etc.
This misbehavior will certainly go against his chances of promotion.
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.
E.g. return, remainder, re-useable, refold, regain, etc.
She will now begin occupational therapy to regain the use of her hands.
E.g. antifreeze, antipathy, antibiotic, antisocial, anti-war, etc.
Lack of antifreeze is a major cause of highway breakdowns.
E.g. prefix, preschool, pre-intermediate, pre-tax
But he is heading off to preschool, and we wanted to get him some educational programs.
E.g. post-office, postgraduate, postscript
There was the usual romantic postscript at the end of his letter.
E.g. unhappy, unfriendly, unpleasant, unwell, etc.
This unpleasant incident detracted from our enjoyment of the evening.
E.g. impolite, impossible, immortal, impatient, etc.
Don’t be so impatient! The bus will be here soon.
Meaning: Too, in excess of
E.g. overlook, overdose, overdue, overall, overconfident, etc.
He proved overconfident on the witness stand.
E.g. semifinal, semicircle, semi-final, semiformal, semiannual, etc.
I had never been to a semiformal dance before, and now was my chance.
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