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Grade 3 Language - Affixes

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Many new words can be learned based on affixes. Affixes are prefixes and suffixes that have certain meanings. They are added onto words. Then students can figure out the new words based on these affixes. In this quiz, the students will determine the definition of the words.

1.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
UNCOMMON
Wrongly common
Not common
Before being common
Can be common
Un means not, so uncommon means not common.
2.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
CURABLE
Opposite of cure
A person who cures
Wrongly cured
Can be cured
If something is curable, that means it can be cured.
3.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
BELIEVABLE
Can be believed
Not believe
Without being believed
Opposite of believe
Believable is something that can be believed.
4.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
WORTHLESS
Wrongly worth something
Can be worth something
Something that is worth a lot
Without worth
Worthless is to be without worth.
5.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
UNAFRAID
To be afraid beforehand
To not be afraid
Is capable of being afraid
Someone who is afraid
Un means not, so unafraid means not to be afraid.
6.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
PRESCHOOL
Not school
Without school
Learning before school
Can go to school
Pre means before, so preschool is learning that happens before going to school.
7.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
DISTRUST
To trust in advance
Very trustworthy
Opposite of trust
A person who trusts
Distrust is the opposite of trust.
8.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
DISORDER
To be ordered in advance
Can be ordered
Opposite of order
Someone who orders things
Disorder means something that is not in order.
9.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
BREATHLESS
Without breath
To breathe in advance
A person who breathes
Can breathe
Less means without, so breathless means without breath.
10.
What does the word below mean? Use what you know about the prefixes and suffixes.
PREARRANGE
To arrange in advance
To not arrange something
Someone who arranges things
To wrongly arrange something
Prearrange means to arrange something in advance.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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