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…

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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:

replace
misprint
unusual
immoral
disagree
subway
irregular
prefix

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