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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 96 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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Word Building

Word Building

Silaeva July
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  This word-building activity includes practising the most common suffixes and prefixes, both positive and negative. Tasks are suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students and c ...
1 Views 1,407 Pre-IntInt
Verb Prefixes - de and re

Verb Prefixes - de and re

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'de' is used to reverse the verb's actions. It can also mean 'down' such as in the words decrease or decline. T ...
1 Views 6,200 Elem
Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'dis' is generally used to make a word negative. The prefix 'mis' means badly, wrongly or incorrectly. This Eng ...
1 Views 6,233 Elem
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 ...
17 Views 39,956 IntAdv
Prefix Un- Word Search

Prefix Un- Word Search

•, Prefixes/Suffixes
Introduce learners to words that contain the prefix UN- through a basic word search activity. Print the word search to have students complete it on their own or work on it in class and have studen ...
1 Views 10,009 ElemPre-IntInt
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Word Formation Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet

Word Formation Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet

Irina Komoltseva
Word formation is a part of the international exams such as FCE, CAE, CPE. Timely preparation for these exams is an essential part of the examinee success. I start doing exercises on word formatio ...
1 Views 11,462 Elem
TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

•, Prefixes/Suffixes
This worksheet will encourage students to listen to, understand and talk about happiness and gratefulness. It is also a great opportunity to practise derivations with suffixes. It contains a warm- ...
1 Views 12,647 Pre-IntInt
Adjectives With -able / -ible Suffixes

Adjectives With -able / -ible Suffixes

Marina Deschenko
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This is a list of basic adjectives derived with the help of -able/ -ible suffixes with productive stems and Russian translations followed by a quizlet set to encourage memorizing and five exercise ...
1 Views 15,017 Pre-IntInt
Suffix - 'tion' words

Suffix - 'tion' words

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This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. A suffix is a phonetic unit that is placed after a root word. This English resource focuses on the suffix -tion. Students complete the s ...
3 Views 20,525 Elem
Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Blanca
It's based on the song "Masters of War" written by Bob Dylan, with activities to be done while listening to the song. Students will have to organize and complete lyrics as well as look for example ...
4 Views 22,457 Elem
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.   ...
9 Views 30,811 Adv
Negative Prefixes 3

Negative Prefixes 3

•, , Prefixes/Suffixes
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 ...
3 Views 21,311 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 13,220 ElemPre-Int
Negative Prefixes 1

Negative Prefixes 1

•, , Prefixes/Suffixes
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 ...
3 Views 16,370 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 21,391 All
Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Part of Speech (Classify Words)

Tien Ho
•, , , Prefixes/Suffixes
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 ...
5 Views 16,250 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 ...
4 Views 16,066 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
14 Views 25,265 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 ...
16 Views 24,605 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Eugenia Chrisovitsianou
•Prefixes/Suffixes,
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 ...
9 Views 11,252 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 ...
7 Views 32,274 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 ...
7 Views 12,566 All
Prefixes and Words Exercises

Prefixes and Words Exercises

•Prefixes/Suffixes,
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 21,350 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 18,097 Int
Word Root Cards

Word Root Cards

•Prefixes/Suffixes,
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 ...
4 Views 27,154 IntAdv

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