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Learning prefixes and suffixes can help students guess the meaning of new or unfamiliar words which is a valuable skill. There are currently 94 worksheets to help you teach students about prefixes and suffixes and give students more practice using them. Let's take a look at a couple of the worksheets from this section. This worksheet focuses on five prefixes and gives students lots of practice with more than thirty sentences. The answer key is provided so it couldn't be easier to use this worksheet in your classes. If you do not want to dedicate that much time to prefixes, you might still want to use some of the sentences from this worksheet. For additional assistance when planning your lessons, here is a table of suffixes that can help you organize your teaching materials. These worksheets are not ideal for every teacher or course but there are others as well. Take a moment to look over some more worksheets. They are all free and printable so you can download as many as you'd like.

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What Are Suffixes?
In linguistics, a suffix (also sometimes called a postfix or ending) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a suffix is called an afformative, as they can alter the form of the words to which they are fixed. In Indo-European studies, a distinction is made between suffixes and endings (see Proto-Indo-European root). Suffixes can carry grammatical information (inflectional suffixes). (derivational suffixes). An inflectional suffix is sometimes called a desinence. Some examples in European languages: Many synthetic languages—Czech, German, Finnish, Latin, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, etc.—use a large number of endings. Suffixes used in English frequently have Greek, French or Latin origins.
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Prefixes

Prefixes

soukaina
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This worksheet will enable students to learn the usage of some prefixes and  see some examples. Also, there is a challenging exercise, here students will use what they have just learnt.   ...
4 Views 2,081 Adv
Negative Prefixes 3

Negative Prefixes 3

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By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 4,734 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 2

Negative Prefixes 2

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By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,546 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 1

Negative Prefixes 1

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By adding negative prefixes to the beginnings of words, we can change a word's meaning into its opposite. Students are asked to choose the correct opposite of each word. There are 10 opposites inc ...
2 Views 2,945 ElemPre-Int
Nouns from Verbs (Word Formation)

Nouns from Verbs (Word Formation)

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Word formation: examples of nouns made from verbs (suffixes -er, -or, -ar, -cian) and a short exercise originally for pre-intermediate but can be used at all levels. It can be accompanie ...
5 Views 8,186 All
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Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Tien Ho
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This worksheet is used for elementary and  beginner students to learn out word types: noun, verb, adjective, adverb. There are words with typical suffixes such as -able, -tion, -ance, -ly, et ...
3 Views 7,142 All
Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

This worksheet consists of three excersises. In the first one students write the opposite adjectives. In the second one they listen to the song and fill the gaps. Finally, they complete the chart ...
3 Views 8,141 ElemPre-Int
Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

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This is a fairly easy word-formation/word-building exercise. It's the well-known story of Cinderella. Students have to transform the words in brackets to make them fit in. Students can easily do t ...
13 Views 11,636 IntAdv
Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Word Formation: Making Words Negative + Verbs

Use this worksheet to teach students about negating affixes and affixes that make verbs. The worksheet includes some examples for each affix. Teacher should check if students know the meaning of a ...
10 Views 9,575 IntAdv
Word Formation Basics/Theory

Word Formation Basics/Theory

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Use this worksheet to introduce your students to the idea of word formation and the basic affixes there are for it. It can also serve as reference material for later practice. It introduces the mo ...
13 Views 8,180 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Eugenia Chrisovitsianou
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This worksheet can be used as supplementary material to teaching sufixes in -less and -ful or at the end of the lesson as a 10-minute activity. In the first page you can find the lyrics exercise a ...
7 Views 5,482 Adv
Word Formation Worksheet

Word Formation Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching or revising word formation at pre-intermediate level. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to complete the adjectives with the correct pref ...
5 Views 16,178 ElemPre-Int
Word Generating Technique

Word Generating Technique

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This is a simple but useful word generating technique using suffixes and prefixes to create new words. Your students will love it. I personally have used it and it has given me great outcomes. In ...
5 Views 7,216 All
Prefixes and Words Exercises

Prefixes and Words Exercises

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In fact this powerpoint is based on New Headway Unit 3 and 4 but of course it could be used by the teachers who want to measure their students' knowledge on prefixes and see how far they can manag ...
4 Views 13,083 Adv
Suffixes Snap Game

Suffixes Snap Game

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This worksheet is for higher level adult or teenage students to play a game of Snap by making correct entertainment words using suffixes. Students play in groups of three to four. They take turns ...
9 Views 9,224 Int
Word Root Cards

Word Root Cards

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This is a set of 40 printable cards: 20 common English word roots and 20 definitions. They can be printed out and used as flash cards or to play a concentration-style game. Roots include: ast ...
3 Views 15,473 IntAdv
Adjective Prefixes: Questions for Discussion

Adjective Prefixes: Questions for Discussion

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Students complete the questions with suitable prefixes (un-, im-, il-, ir-, dis-, in-, re-, over-, mis-). Then they answer them in pairs. This is a good exercise when you want to give them mo ...
19 Views 18,285 Pre-Int
Revision Test 5 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

Revision Test 5 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

This unit test is about using the second conditional, the combination of the first and second conditional, questions with would, reflexive pronouns. From vocabulary there is an exercise for warnin ...
8 Views 9,362 Pre-Int
Plurals and Suffixes Worksheet

Plurals and Suffixes Worksheet

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An initiative for beginners after learning all the rules to change into plurals. Fill in the word or suffix (-ish, -ful) and make a word after adding the suffix, it will help them better understa ...
8 Views 16,662 Elem
Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and Suffixes

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This powerpoint firstly explains the function of  prefixes and suffixes through suitable examples and there are lots of exercises related to them. Exercises are given in an enjoyable way wi ...
15 Views 30,683 Int
Word Formation (Adjectives, Adverbs, Comparison)

Word Formation (Adjectives, Adverbs, Comparison)

This worksheet is useful for practicing formation of adjectives and adverbs and also their opposites. Students should already have an idea how to change verbs and nouns into adjectives and adverbs ...
20 Views 44,840 Adv
Word Formation for Upper-intermediate Level

Word Formation for Upper-intermediate Level

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A test on the use of word formation mostly suitable for secondary school level. Consists of a gap-fill task with the base forms of words listed on the right-hand margin of the document. Originally ...
11 Views 12,538 Adv
Word Formation

Word Formation

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Worksheet with many exercises on the word formation. The given word (in brackets) has to be transformed into a new word ( a noun, an adjective, an adverb) by adding the correct suffixes or prefixe ...
11 Views 10,311 Int
Adjective Formation: Intermediate Worksheet

Adjective Formation: Intermediate Worksheet

This is a worksheet on adjective formation for pre-intermediate students. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to add a prefix to form the opposite of the adjectives, ...
11 Views 11,689 Pre-IntInt
Noun Formation: Intermediate Worksheet

Noun Formation: Intermediate Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for revising noun formation at intermediate level. There are 3 different exercises in which students are asked to add a suffix to each of the given words in order to form ...
12 Views 8,792 Pre-IntInt

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