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Prefix, Suffix, Affix? Grammar Review

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Prefix, Suffix, Affix? Grammar Review.

What is an “Affix?” An “Affix” is a letter or letters added to a root word to change it’s meaning. Prefix and suffix are terms used to further describe an affix. In other words “Affix” is a word used to describe both a “Prefix and Suffix.”

A “Prefix” is placed before a word. A “Suffix” is placed after. New words are created from root words. Many words have both a “Prefix and Suffix.” There are many forms and specific reasons for adding letters to words.

The main idea is to create other words with different definitions in English. Below are just few examples. Check your dictionary for prefixes and suffixes to better understand this subject.

Common Prefix examples: d i s-, i r-, u n-, r e-.

Disagree is the opposite of “Agree.” It is defined as “Not.”

Irresponsible is the opposite of “Responsible. ” It is defined as “Not.”

Unfriendly is the opposite of “Friendly.” It is defined as “Not.”

Return means “Go back” or “Take back.” It is defined as “Again.”

Common Suffix examples: -e d, -i n g, -l y, -e s.

Cooked. The verb to cook. Use for adjectives and past tense verbs.

Running. The verb to run. Use for gerunds, adjectives and continuous tenses.

Quickly. Quickly is an adverb. Use for adverbs and adjectives.

Boxes. Box is a noun and verb. Use for plural nouns and actions.

While there are many affixes in English, the above prefixes and suffixes are regarded as the most common in the English language. The examples given are just a few of the many affixes used in everyday English. Refer to your grammar resource for further explanations. Have fun with the subject of “Affixes.”

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Affix Everyday Dialog.

An affix is a letter.
Or letters added to a root word.
To change its meaning.
An affix is kind of like your surname.
It’s what’s an affix.
And then we have prefix and suffix.
Prefix and suffix are terms used.
To further describe an affix.
In other words.
An affix is the family right? So.
A prefix is before a word.
A series of letters before a word.
And a suffix is placed after.
We create new words.
From a prefix or a suffix or affix.
There are many forms.
And specific reasons for-
-adding letters to words.
In other words why do we add-
-a certain prefix or suffix right? So.
The main idea is to create-
-other words with different definitions.
Check your dictionary for more examples.
Some common prefix examples are-
-dis, ir, un and re. So.
Dis, ir, un, re right? So.
Those are just a few.
Dis agree/disagree.
Is the opposite of agree.
That’s easy right?
And this dis, dis is defined as not.
It’s a negative.
Irresponsible is the opposite-
-of responsible so.
It’s also defined as not or a negative.
Unfriendly is the opposite of friendly.
And it’s also defined as not.
Return, re re means to go back return.
Repaint, remodel something like that.
It’s also about take back, so.
It’s defined generally as again.
Common suffix examples are ed, ing ly.
And es.
Let’s start out with cooked.
Cooked. Yes? Has a “t” sound on the end of it.
[t sound] Yes? Cooked the verb to cook.
Used for adjectives.
And past tense verbs, so.
Regular verbs past simple and past-
-participle we form with “ed” right, so.
Running! Hey the verb to run.
We use for gerunds, adjectives.
And continuous tenses, so.
The verb to run.
Running, right?
We’re gonna see some examples here.
Quickly. Quickly is an adverb.
Used for adverbs and adjectives “ly”.
Boxes. Box is a noun and verb.
To box yes?
Something like that.
In the ring, right?
An a box something.
We put in stuff yeah?
We put stuff in a box, right?
And we use box for-
-plural nouns and actions.
While there are many-
-different kinds of English.
Prefixes suffixes in this exercise-
-are regarded as the most common-
-in the English language.
Refer to your grammar resource-
-for more explanations.