Languages are made up of building blocks. As we learn to put these blocks together in different ways, our language skills improve.
Prefixes are one of the building blocks of language. Prefixes are groups of letters that we put at the beginning of a word. Prefixes modify or change the meaning of words.
In this blog post we’ll look at prefixes. It’s important to know the meaning of prefixes so we don’t get confused when reading or listening. Being able to use prefixes correctly will also help us produce more advanced English in speaking and writing.
Study the table of the most common prefixes below.
Then do the quiz to test your knowledge of prefixes!
down or negative
do the opposite of
not or opposite of
in or not
among or between
out or more than
for or on behalf of
back or again
under or below
higher or superior
negative or opposite
too little or not enough
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