Introduction to prefixes and suffixes

A PREFIX is a syllable added to the front of a word to change its meaning.
For example:

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happy unhappy

play > replay like > dislike dose > overdose

The original word is called the ROOT word (or sometimes, the BASE word).

Split the word in column 1 into prefix and root word.
The first one has been done for you.


Word


Prefix


Root

replace
misprint
unusual
immoral
disagree
subway
irregular
prefix


 

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