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Prefixes

This KS2 English quiz challenges you on prefixes. Prefixes are letters placed in front of words. A prefix is a part of a word which comes before a root word, changing its meaning. 'Exhibit', 'expand' and 'extend' all have the prefix 'ex-', which means 'out'. Knowing prefixes can help you to work out the meaning of words you've never seen.

Some prefixes are words in their own right such as 'over'. This little word can be added to lots of other words to create new words. Some examples are overweight, overpriced and overcook. Can you think of any more?

Test your knowledge with this English quiz.

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1.
The prefix 'fore-' (as in 'forehead') means .......
invisible
after
behind
in front or before
Other words beginning with the prefix 'fore-' include: forecast, foresee and forearm.
2.
The prefix 'mis-' (as in 'mistake') means .......
under
over
correctly
wrongly
Other words beginning with the prefix 'mis-' include: misbehave, misadvise and misfit.
3.
The prefix 'inter-' (as in 'international') means .......
enter
between
around
over
Other words beginning with the prefix 'inter-' include: interact, interchange and interrupt.
4.
The prefix 'sub-' (as in 'subway') means .......
under
over
around
behind
Other words beginning with the prefix 'sub-' include: submarine, subatomic and submit.
5.
The prefix 'semi-' (as in 'semicircle') means .......
quarter
half
two
three
Other words beginning with the prefix 'semi-' include: semifinal, semicolon and semiquaver.
6.
The prefix 'pre-' (as in 'prehistoric') means .......
below
before
after
above
Other words beginning with the prefix 'pre-' include: preview, prepare and prefix.
7.
The prefix 'anti-' (as in 'antibiotic') means .......
assisting
medicinal
against
not
Other words beginning with the prefix 'anti-' include: anti-bacterial, anticlockwise and anti-gravity.
8.
The prefix 'un-' (as in 'unhappy') means .......
ready
before
not
nearly
Other words beginning with the prefix 'un-' include: unlucky, unplug and unpack.
9.
The prefix 'dis-' (as in 'disagree') means .......
to frighten
to spoil
to overturn
to remove or reverse
Other words beginning with the prefix 'dis-' include: disappoint, disappear and disgrace.
10.
The prefix 'tri-' (as in 'triangle') means .......
quarter
half
two
three
Other words beginning with the prefix 'tri-' include: triathlon, triplet and tricycle.

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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