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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language
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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language

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Introduction to prefixes and suffixes

A prefix is a letter or a group of letters that are added to a ROOT word to change its meaning.

For example…

learning prefixes and suffixes learning prefixes and suffixes
happy unhappy

play > replay like > dislike dose > overdose

Look at the words below.  Can you split them into their prefix and their root word?

Type in the prefix:

Type in the root word:


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