Prefixes and Suffixes 01
Sometimes it is necessary to add both a prefix and a suffix to change the meaning of a word as in 'the referee DISallowED the goal'.

Prefixes and Suffixes 01

Some words in English are formed using both prefixes and suffixes, for example: 'unhelpful'. The original word, 'help' is called the 'base word'. Many words will take extra letters both at the beginning and the end to create a new meaning.

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  1. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......appoint.......
    'Disappointment'
  2. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......speak.......
  3. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......interested.......
    'Disinterestedness'
  4. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......hope.......
    'Unhopeful'
  5. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......reason.......
  6. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......distinguish.......
    'Indistinguishable'
  7. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......resource.......
    'Unresourceful'
  8. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......allow.......
  9. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......manage.......
  10. Select the correct affix (affix = prefix and suffix) for the following word.
    .......arrange.......
    'Prearrangement'

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