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  1. •Prefixes are letters that are added to the beginning of a word.
  2. For example preschool • The prefix is pre- • The prefix pre means “before” so the word preschool means “before school”
  3. A prefix changes the meaning of a word.
  4. Prefix Root Word New Word im- (not) polite impolite (not polite) in- (not) complete incomplete (not complete) bi- (two) cycle bicycle (two wheels) non- (not) stop nonstop (without stopping) dis- (not or opposite of) agree disagree (not agreeing) re- (again) use reuse (to use again)
  5. •Suffixes are letters added to the end of a word.
  6. •A suffix also changes the meaning of a word.
  7. For example careless • The suffix is –less • The suffix –less means without so the word careless means “without care”
  8. Root Word Suffix New Word home -less (without) homeless (without a home) cheer -ful (full of) cheerful (full of cheer) shyness -ness (state or quality) shyness (condition of being shy)
  9. Root Word Suffix New Word farm -er (someone who) farmer (someone who farms) act -or (someone who) actor (someone who acts) bend -able (can be) bendable (can be bent) reverse -ible (can be) reversible (can be reversed)
  10. Root Words • A root word is a real word. • We make new words from root words by adding prefixes and suffixes.
  11. •Sometimes the root word is also called the base word (That is a USEful piece of information!!)
  12. For example • In the word unhappy the root word is happy • In the word eventful the root word is event
  13. What’s the root word? •wildly •beautiful •sleepily •uncomfortable • incomplete
  14. What’s the root word? • wildly • beautiful • sleepily • uncomfortable • incomplete • wild • beauty • sleepy • comfortable • complete
  15. Can you think of any words with prefixes and suffixes?
  16. Practice Makes Perfect!! • • • • =1 •