TERM/WEEK: THIRD TERM/WEEK 2
DATE: 12th July, 2020
CLASS: Grade 5
TOPIC: Prefixes and Suffixes
Reference: Mastering English
Notes for the Students
A prefix is a group of letters that are added to the beginning of a word. Most common prefixes are dis-, in-, un-, which make words negative.
e.g. kind unkind
A suffix is a group of letters that are added to the end of a word. Some common suffixes are –ed, -ing, and –ly. The suffix –ed changes verbs to the past tense.
e.g call called
when you add a prefix to a word, you should not change the spelling of the original words or the prefix.
|6||ex||out of||export, exhale|
A suffix is added after a word to change its meaning.
|1||able||able to||eatable, portable|
|2||an||connected with||Nigerian, Italian|
|3.||ante||one who||servant, attendant|
|4||dom||connected with||kingdom, wisdom|
|5||er||one who||teacher, driver|
|7||fy||to make||electricity, purity|
|10||ous||noted for||famous, notorious|
Prefixes and suffixes are also called affixes.
Un, dis, er, ness, ig, fy, less, il, er, im
Add a suitable prefix or suffix selected from the list above to change the meaning of each of the following words: