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A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a root word.

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2 A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a root word.

3 A prefix changes the meaning of a word.

4 A suffix is a word part added to the end of a root word.

5 A suffix also changes the meaning of a word.

6 Prefixes We Know Examples un- not in- not re-again non- not dis- not or opposite of unhappy incomplete rewrite nonstop disagree

7 Suffixes We Know Examples -er one who -or one who -less without - ful full of farmer actor Useless careful

8 Randy’s bike tire was flat. He couldn’t find the pump because the garage was in disorder. “It’s hopeless,” said Randy. “I’ll never make it to the soccer game on time.”

9 “That’s nonsense,” said his brother Jake. “You can use my bike.”

10 “Gee, thanks,” said Randy, hopping on the bike.

11 “See, I can be helpful!” said Jake with a grin.


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