PREFIXES

A. COMMON PREFIXES. B. NEGATIVE PREFIXES
IN- Inconsiderate. Incomplete
ANTI (AGAINST) anti-roads anti-government
IM- IF THE WORD BEGINS Immature. Imperfect. Immoral.
protestors troops
WITH M OR P Impolite
INTER (BETWEEN international match interstate
IR- IF THE WORD BEGINS Irregular. Irrational. Irresponsible
highways
WITH R
MINI (SMALL) minicomputer mini-bar
IL- IF THE WORD BEGINS Illegal. Irrational
MIS (WRONGLY) mishear miscalculate
WITH L
MULTI (MANY) multi-coloured multimillionaire
UN- Undo. Unfair. Uncomfortable
OVER (TOO MUCH) overeating overcrowded
DIS- Dislike. Disability
POST (AFTER) post-war World postgraduate
DE- Decrease
PRE (BEFORE) pre-match prehistoric
MIS- Misunderstand. Misadventure
RE (AGAIN) reunion reread
MAL- Malformed
SEMI (HALF) semicircle semi-skilled work
SUPER (BIG superstore super-tanker 1. WRITE THE OPPOSITE OF THE WORDS BELLOW USING NEGATIVE
UNDER (TOO LITTLE) underweight underpaid PREFIXES.
NON (NO) non-smoker non-stop 1. EFFICIENCY_________________ 6. ACCEPTABLE ________________
BI (DOS) bilingual bilateral 2. FAIR______________________7. RELEVANT _________________
CO (TOGETHER) cooperate co-pilot 3. LEGALLY___________________ 8. REAL _____________________
4. ABILITY ___________________ 9. VISIBLE ___________________
5. LUCKY ____________________ 10. APPROVE __________________
2. FIND THE OPPOSITES OF THE WORDS BELLOW.
1. ADVANTAGE___________________________ 3. NOW COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS
2. OFFENSIVE___________________________ FROM EXERCISE
3. APPEAR______________________________ 1. The police arrested the street musicians because they were
4. ILLUSION____________________________ performing__________.
5. CLOSE_______________________________ 2. Speaking other languages is a very useful___________________.
6. ARM________________________________ 3. On a clear day the French coast is clearly ______________from the
7. TRUST______________________________ cliffs of Dover.
8. COURAGE_____________________________ 4. I have a ______________________problem with people who arrive late.
9. RESPONSIBLE_________________________ 5. He was very__________________ not to be accepted by the university.
10. APPOINT____________________________ 6. I’m not interested, furthermore, it’s totally______________ to me.
11. BELIEVE_____________________________ 7. She wasn’t given a pay rise for her ___________________ at work.
12. INTERESTED__________________________ 8. We________________________ of smoking in any public place.
13. CONTENT____________________________ 9. Smoking is generally less_____________ in the USA than it is in Europe.
14. PROPER______________________________ 10. She disagreed with the exam result because she thought the making had
been___________.

4. FILL IN THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT PREFIX:
1. Clark failed his maths exam, so he was really …………… appointed.
5. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES BY ADDING THE CORRECT
2. Peter is the most …………friendly person I’ve ever met.
PREFIX FROM THE TABLE.
3. I’m afraid we’ve ………………estimated the candidate’s qualities.
4. Mark speaks British and Spanish fluently; he is ………… lingual since his
UN- DIS- IN- IM- OVER
mother is from London and his father is from Madrid.
5. The research can’t be carried out without everybody’s …………operation.
1. I keep thinking of our holidays in Jamaica. They were
6. Carl is an expert in ……………national law.
really ________FORGETTABLE.
7. The athlete was ……………qualified for …………fair play.
2. He relieves he isn’t going to die. He thinks he is
8. The inhabitants are ………building the houses knocked down by the typhoon.
___MORTAL.
8. Patrick failed his geography exam in June, so he will ……sit in September.
3. I was surprised by my mother’s call. It was very
9. The conditions they offered me were ……acceptable so I didn’t …new my
__EXPECTED.
contract.
4. Please find another chair. You look ___COMFORTABLE.
10. Everybody was wearing …………formal clothes except for Sarah
5. People don’t really like her. She’s very _____POPULAR.
11. Paul is …………confident, which makes him act rather …………responsibly.
6. His parents have punished her due to her
12. Do you usually have lunch with your …………-workers?
_____OBEDIENCE.
13. I explained Tom what was happening, but he definitely ……………understood
7. He was very tired, so he ___DRESSED and went to
my point of view.
bed.
14. Sam went to bed so late yesterday that he ……………slept and didn’t get to
8. The army’s behaviour during the war was very cruel. It
work in time this morning.
was truly ___HUMAN.
15. The two ministers are participating in a …………lateral conference.
9. John and I don’t get on well. We always ____AGREE
16. You shouldn’t drink this water unless it’s been ……………infected before.
about everything.
17. This is the most …………comfortable sofa I’ve ever sat on.
10. I didn’t like his Lasagna. It was ______COOKED.
18. The village is to celebrate the ………centenary of its foundation.
11. She’s not a tidy person. The ___ORDER in her room is
19. I can’t understand Pam’s letter; her handwriting is definitely ……legible.
terrible.
20. Students prefer …………-educational schools, but the Minister of
12. I need a psychiatrist. I think I’m going ______SANE
Education think boys and girls should go to different schools.
21. In the 19th century most people couldn’t read or write; they were
………literate.

ARRIVE__________________ _____________________at school. the Firsts Class cabin. DEAD ________________ ADVERB. 24. 14. capable of being edible. EXCITE__________________ 4. 18. He gave us a _______ (briefly) first-hand account of the event. DANGEROUS_________ -ISH having the quality of fiendish 13. She was very _______ (anger) when she heard what happened. have I? 10. the Amazon which we can never forget. YOUNG_______________ -IOUS. characterized by nutritious. CENTRE____________________ A. state of being concession. IMAGINATION_______________ 4. 28. We pay our telephone bill at the _____________ (begin) of 15. 26. When I was a school child. -ISM doctrine. SUPERIOR______________ 8. COMFORT___________________ SOME IRREGULAR ONES: -FUL notable for fanciful 6. PRONOUNCE_______________ times. John took a ______ (depth) breath and blew into the balloon. The police took quick ____________ (act) to deal with the the whole week. PRIVATE________________ -EN become enlighten start the following day. His _____________ (coward) act of holding a child hostage is led to pollution of the water in the river. I have enough work to keep me ______________ (business) for 25. He feels extremely ______________ (comfort) and relaxed in (behave). An ________________ (accident) discharge of toxic waste has 17. Once again he's proving himself to be a player of great 5. _________________of the factory -ITY. John will be in charge during the boss's _________ (absent).DERIVE NOUNS FROM VERBS 2. -ESQUE reminiscent of picturesque 5. I never ever shouted at you in ___________ (angry). 21. She decides not to be ________________ (choose) but to accept (arrive). SUFFIXES 17.ADJECTIVES FROM NOUNS AND VERBS PRESENT_________________ ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES 1. He has been _________ (action) in local politics for some years. We must pay ______________ (attend) in class. The Prime Minister will announce the -NESS state of being heaviness C. Despite his age. EFFICIENT_______________ 7. 34. 22. . transition E. ENCE eminence 6. REGULAR ________________ 6. HAPPY__________________ next month. protector detention. belief communism 5. NOUNS FROM ADJECTIVES. 9. RELEVANT ____________ -ABLE. 8. protest.NATION___________________ 6. DERIVE THE CORRECT WORD IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. TRUE________________ -LESS without endless 15.. 1. EDUCATE_________________ in the morning caught them unaware. He is always worried about his ________________ (appear). His ___________ of English is so -SION. -MENT condition of argument B. he still retains his __________ (boy) good looks. They are going to take over the -IST one who chemist 3. 5. UNDERSTAND_________________ H. ATTRACT____________________ F. -OR one who trainer. NOUNS FROM ADJECTIVES. 1. LONELY _________________ _____________________because I. He gave her a __________________ (beauty) bunch of flowers __________ (able). Not all snakes are ______________ (danger) to human beings. It's so ______________ (child) of her to behave in that way. . 23. He is lucky to own a house that is very _____________ (centre). -AL act or process of refusal 4. She is a woman of great ____________ (beautiful). We met quite by _____________ (accidental) at the airport. ANGRY __________________ form of _______________was a -ER. 32. Sarah is extremely _______________ (care) of her reputation. robbery. She recognized him as an old ________________ (acquaint). 11. Her mother bought an imported ______________ (circle) table 31. ACCIDENT___________________ D. 30. 29. for her birthday. It was an _____________________ (adventure) expedition up 19. 11. PATIENT________________ new__________________ tomorrow. POWER_____________________ 19. really contemptible. The naughty boys were punished for their bad ___________ 16. The aeroplane is one of the Suffix Meaning Example 2. -ICAL pertaining to musical. 4. -FY make or become terrify L. . His_______________ at 6 0’clock -ANCE. 20. BOY_______________________ . FUNDAMENT_________________ E. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH USING THE SUFFIXES IN THE BOX. NOUNS DERIVED FROM EXERCISE 1 NOUN SUFFIXES 1. DANGER____________________ N. -IZE. being 8. -TY quality of veracity a. 7. MAD___________________ -ATE become eradicate their summer holidays were going to J. He had a very academic -DOM place or state of freedom. for dinning. I find the constant barking of the neighbour’s dog an money. SUFFIXES. BEAUTY____________________ m. PRACTICE___________________ B. 6. 12. PUNISH__________________ best______________ of modern -ACY state or quality privacy 3. _____________________ (annoy). MANAGE__________________ 1. Saving a drowning man is regarded by most as an act of ___________ (brave). the first job offer that comes along. the only 9. state or quality of maintenance. The children were full of VERB SUFFIXES H.LY Happy / happily 18. POPULATED ______________ IBLE O. PRIVATE. ELEGANT________________ understand him. mythic 7. I have always been very ____________ (caution) about spending 27. INVENT__________________ 2. G. presentable 2. K. FOOL______________________ C. -SHIP position held fellowship D. -ISE become civilize 5. HIGH________________ -IC. POOR________________ -Y characterized by sleazy 16. 2. Nowadays less people are ___________ (cruelty) to animals 3. 33. GOVERN_________________ 3. OPERATED_____________ poor that it is very difficult to TION F. kingdom 7. CARE______________________ -AL pertaining to regional 4. He was rushed to the hospital but was dead on __________ 13. MANAGE____________________ G. STRONG______________ -IVE having the nature of creative 14. INNOCENT _______________ -IFY. LONG ________________ -OUS portentous 12. It was a _________ (collect) decision to stage a walk-out in the month.________________ 3.