Affixes By Mrs. Hoberney Willowick Middle School
Ohio Academic Content Standard Word structures and origins Greek and Latin Anglo-Saxon Roots
Affixes are the key to understanding larger words. Prefix Is placed at the beginning of a word to create a deeper meaning. Root Is the part of the word that remains the same. Suffix Is placed at the end of a word to create a deeper meaning Befriend Joy-ful
What is a prefix? A prefix comes before the root word. Pre means before
What is a suffix? A suffixes comes after the root word
List as many prefixes as you can. Be-MakeBefriend Co-TogetherCoexist Mis-Badly, wronglyMisspell Out-BeyondOutsmart Un-Not, opposite ofUnreasonable Up-Rising, aboveUpriver With-Back, awayWithdraw
List as many suffixes as you can -erComparison, one who does something Greater, doer -fulFull ofJoyful -ishIn the manner of, relating to Bookish Boyish -nessCondition or state of being Happiness, goodness -shipCondition, profession, skill friendship
Acronyms and Symbols An acronym is an abbreviation, like NFL = National Football League NBA = National Basketball Association Its like txt messages, OMG! Now you think of five acronyms.