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PREFIXES Negative prefixes to form nouns, verbs and adjectives

Un-

The opposite of

NonInIlIm (before m or p)

Not The opposite of The opposite of (before l…) The opposite f

Ir (before r)

The opposite of

dis

The opposite of

Unable, unbelievable, undo, unfair, undressed, unpleasant, unreliable, unsuccessful Non-smoker, nonconformist, non-essential, non-fiction Inaccessible, incomplete, incorrect, inevitable, insane Illegal, illegitimate, illicit, illiterate, illogical Immature, impatient, imperfect, impolite, impossible Irrational, irregular, irrelevant, irresistible, irresponsible Disconnect, dishonest, dislike, disloyalty, disobedient, disobey, dissatisfied

Other prefixes InterBetween, among Adjectives and adverbs Verbs and nouns Interactive, intercontinental, international React. Re-apply, rebuild, recycle, reuse Cyberspace, cybercafé Antibody, anticlimax, anti-nuclear, antiracist, antisocial Superimpose, supermarket, supernatural, supersonic, superstar Overconfident, overeat, overestimate, overpopulated, overreact, overwork Undercharge, undercook,

Re-

Again, back

CyberAnti-

Computer, internet against

nouns Adjectives and nouns Adjectives and nouns

Super-

More than, very special

Over-

Too much

Adjectives and verbs

Under-

Too little

Verbs, participles, adjectives and nouns

The post office shuts for lunch but it should re………………………. She can never wait for five minutes. nouns Adjectives and nouns underestimate. didn`t you? Yes. 4.. 3. then we went out for a walk. the door and we were able to go inside. My sister wrapped up my present so well that it took me about five minutes to un………………………. 10. 5. Complete the verbs in these sentences. She is over…………………………. 9. 12. 6. He took off his clothes! Yes.. at 2. underprivileged. 11. I am sorry. misconception. My homework was so bad that I will have to re……………. I dis………………. The film. using words with prefixes which have the same meaning as the underlined words 1. She finally managed to un………………………….her message completely. yes. postmodern.00 p. …………………………………………………………………………………… 4.Extra- Exceptionally. 2. I don`t think I will pass the exam. 5. 2. . postwar Form the opposite of these words Happy patient polite legal Correct regular visible possible Legible friendly employed honest Pack lock agree like Agree with these statements.. but then she dis……………………………. prewar Postgraduate. I mis……………………. it was very ……………………………………………………………………….. but the others enjoyed it. We normally have similar opinions but I dis………………………… with him totally on the subject of drugs. bad adjectives Mis- Verbs and nouns PrePost- before after Adjectives. but I can always re……………………. can she? No. …………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………….m. ………………………………………………………………………. 1. She was here a minute ago. His room is always in a mess. At the moment.. 6. Apparently her alarm clock didn`t ring and she over…………………………… 7. misunderstand Pre-Christmas. understatement Extracurricular. preRaphaelite. isn`t it? Yes. extraterrestrial Misbehave. I know. She really needs a holiday and a complete break from her job. We un…………………… as soon as we got to the hotel. extraordinary. 3. it. I thought it was rude. outside Wrong. isn`t it? Oh. I do not know where she is now.. This handwriting is impossible to read.. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 8. It Is against the law. it. Yes. it in September.