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Prefix and Suffix – General English Grammar

Prefix and Suffix - General English Grammar

PREFIX & SUFFIX

Prefix:

A syallable or part added before a word in order to change its meaning is called prefix.

Eg : im+port = import, im+possible = impossible

 

Words with prefix ‘dis’

dis + like=dislike

dis + continue=discontinue

dis + courage-discourage

dis + appear=disappear

dis + honest=dishonest

dis + appoint=disappoint

dis +locate=dislocate

dis + agree=disagree

Words with prefix ‘en’

en + joy=enjoy

en + able=enable

en + counter=encounter

en + close=enclose

en + large=enlarge

en + courage=encourage

en + lighten=enlighten

Words with prefix ‘ex’

ex + change=exchange

ex + service=exservice

words with prefix ‘em’

em + ploy=employ

em + power=empower

Words with prefix ‘ir’

ir + regular=irregular

ir + rational=irrational

ir + respective=irrespective

ir + responsible=irresponsible

ir + recoverable=irrecoverable

Words with prefix ‘mal’

mal + function=malfunction

mal + practice=malpractice

mal + nutrition=malnutrition

mal + adjustment=maladjustment

Suffix:

A syllable or part added after a word in order to change its meaning is called suffix

Eg : Direct+or = director, Perform+ance = Performance

 

Words with suffix ‘age’

orphan + age=orphanage

break + age=breakage

home + age=homage

Words with suffix ‘hood’

bother + hood=brotherhood

boy + hood=boyhood

child + hood=childhood

Words with suffix ‘ity’

flexible + ity=flexiblity

original + ity=originality

equal + ity=equality

possible +ity=possibility

special + ity=speciality

regular + ity=regularity

Words with suffix ‘al’

arrive + al=arrival

later + al=lateral

logic + al=logical

form + al=formal

person + al=personal

provision + al=provisional

nation + al=national

Words with suffixe ‘able’

break + able=breakable

avail + able=available

comfort + able=comfortable

pay + able= payable

port + able=portable

fashion + able=fashionable

prefer + able=preferable

read + able=readable

refund + able=refundable

Prefix

 

Words with prefix ‘multi’

multi + media=multimedia

multi + national=multinational

multi + vitamin=multivitamin

Words with prefix ‘up’

up + date=update

up + hold=uphold

up + lift=uplift

up + right=upright

up + stairs=upstairs

Words with prefix ‘auto’

auto + graph=autograph

auto + matic=automatic

auto + mobile=automobile

Words with prefix ‘il’

il + legal=illegal

il + literate=illiterate

il + logical=illogical

il + legitimate=illegitimate

il + legible=illegible

Words with prefix ‘im’

im + prison=imprison

im + proper=improper

im + moral=immoral

im + mobile=immobile

im + measurable=immeasurable

im + mortal=immortal

im + material=immaterial

im + movable=immovable

Words with prefix ‘in’

in + complete=incomplete

in + visible=invisible

in + adequate=inadequate

in + efficient=inefficient

in + separable=inseparable

in + active=inactive

Words with prefix ‘non’

non + violence=nonviolence

non + vegetarian=nonvegetarian

non + refundable=non-refundable

Words with prefix ‘over’

over + look=overlook

over + come=overcome

over + take=overtake

over + throw=overthrow

Words with prefix ‘semi’

semi + conductor=semiconductor

semi + modal=semimodal

Words with prefix ‘sub’

sub + title=subtitle

sub + way=subway

sub + marine=submariane

sub + ordinate=subordinate

sub + conscious=subconscious

Words with prefix ‘co’

co + operation=cooperation

co + education=coeducation

co + worker=co-worker

Suffix

 

Words with suffix ‘ful’

beauty + full=beautiful

faith + full=faithful

hope + full=hopeful

peace + full=peaceful

truth + full=truthful

wonder + full=wonderful

grate + full=grateful

Words with suffix ‘ly’

beautiful + ly=beautifully

causal + ly=causally

frequent + ly=frequently

love + ly=lovely

slow + ly=slowly

words with suffix ‘ment’

improve + ment=improvement

manage + ment=management

punish + ment=punishment

Words with suffix ‘ ness’

ill + ness=illness

neat + ness=neatness

thick + ness=thickness

willing + ness=willingness

Words with suffix ‘less’

meaning + less=meaningless

use + less=useless

power + less=powerless

help + less=helpless

fear + less=fearless

doubt + less=doubtless

Words with suffix ‘ion’

elect +ion=election

collect + ion=collection

perfect + ion=perfection

separate + ion=separation

Words with suffix ‘est’

big + est=biggest

high + est=highest

short + est=shortest

tall + est=tallest

Prefix

 

Words with prefix ‘super’

super + fast=superfast

super + man=superman

Words with prefix ‘fore’

fore + noon=forenoon

fore + head=forehead

fore + tell=foretell

Words with prefix ‘re’

re + call=recall

re + play=replay

re + action=reaction

re + charge=recharge

Words with prefix ‘bi’

bi + cycle=bicycle

bi + focal=bifocal

Words with prefix ‘un’

un + lucky=unlucky

un + common=uncommon

un + able=unable

un + certain-uncertain

un + conscious=unconscious

un + expected=unexpected

un + pleasant=unpleasant

Words with prefix ‘mis’

mis + take=mistake

mis + behave= misbehave

mis + guide=misguide

Words with prefix ‘pre’

pre + mature=premature

pre + fix=prefix

pre + heat=preheat

pre + occupy=preoccupy

Words with prefix ‘with’

with + draw=withdraw

with + stand=withstand

with + hold=withhold

Words with prefix ‘pro’

pro + active=proactive

pro + file=profile

pro + noun=pronoun

pro + claim=proclaim

pro + long=prolong

pro + found=profound

Words with prefix ‘a’

a + loud=aloud

a + round=around

a + taxic=ataxic

Words with prefix ‘ab’

ab + normal=abnormal

Words with prefix ‘anti’

anti + biotic=antibiotic

anti + clockwise=anticlockwise

anti + virus=antivirus

anti + climax=anticlimax

Suffix

 

Words with suffix ‘ial’

commerce + ial=commercial

difference +ial=differential

Words with suffix ‘ance’

appear + ance=appearance

import + ance=importance

perform +ance=performance

Words with suffix ‘ise’

popular + ise=popularise

material + ise=materialise

Words with suffix ‘ism’

hero + ism=heroism

capital + ism=capitalism

national + ism=nationalism

communal + ism=communalism

tour + ism=tourism

Hindu + ism=Hinduism

Words with suffix ‘ic’

patriot + ic=patriotic

idiot +ic=idiotic

atom + ic=atomic

history + ic=historic

Words with suffix ‘ish’

child + ish=childish

fool + ish=foolish

red + ish=reddish

fever + ish=feverish

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