Learning the English prefixes and suffixes is a small effort that will have a big benefit in your English comprehension. Prefixes and suffixes are small pieces of words that are added to the beginning (prefix) or to the end (suffixes) in order to modify the original word. Sometimes prefixes and suffixes can be used to change a word from one type of word to another. For example from a noun to a verb, or from a verb to an adjective.

Using a suffix or prefix table is one good way to learn the basic prefixes and suffixes in English. Here is a basic table of prefixes, and some links to much more in-depth prefix and suffix tables.

HUGE LIST OF PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES:
http://www.prefixsuffix.com/rootchart.php

LINKS TO PREFIX AND SUFFIX WORKSHEETS:
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/Common%20prefix%20match.pdf
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/Common%20suffixes.pdf
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/prefixmultiplechoicesentences.pdf
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/prefixmultiplechoice.pdf
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/prefixwordmeaning.pdf
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/prefix/Negativeprefixes.pdf

LINKS TO PREFIX AND SUFFIX QUIZZES:
http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/advanced/prefixchoice.htm
http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/advanced/prefixmeaningmatch1.htm
http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/advanced/prefixwordbase.htm
http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/advanced/prefixwordbase2.htm

Prefix Meaning Examples
a- also an- not, without atheist, anaemic
a- to, towards aside, aback
in the process of, in a particular state a-hunting, aglow
a- of anew
completely abashed
ab- also abs- away, from abdicate, abstract
ad- also a-, ac-, af-, ag- al-, an-, ap-, at- as-, at- movement to, change into, addition or increase advance, adulterate, adjunct, ascend, affiliate, affirm, aggravate, alleviate, annotate, apprehend, arrive, assemble, attend
ante- before, preceding antecedent, ante-room
anti- also ant- opposing, against, the opposite anti-aircraft, antibiotic, anticlimax, Antarctic
be- all over, all around bespatter, beset
completely bewitch, bemuse
having, covered with bejewelled
affect with (added to nouns) befog
cause to be (added to adjectives) becalm
com- also co-, col-, con-, cor- with, jointly, completely combat, codriver, collude, confide, corrode
contra- against, opposite contraceptive
counter- opposition, opposite direction counter-attack, counteract
de- down, away descend, despair, depend, deduct
completely denude, denigrate
removal, reversal de-ice, decamp
dia- also di- through, across diagonal
dis- also di- negation, removal, expulsion disadvantage, dismount, disbud, disbar
en- also em- put into or on engulf, enmesh
bring into the condition of enlighten, embitter
intensification entangle, enrage
ex- also e-, ef- out exit, exclude, expand
upward exalt, extol
completely excruciate, exasperate
previous ex-wife
extra- outside, beyond extracurricular
hemi- half hemisphere
hyper- beyond, more than, more than normal hypersonic, hyperactive
hypo- under hypodermic, hypothermia
in- also il-, im- not, without infertile, inappropriate, impossible
also il-, im-, ir- in, into, towards, inside influence, influx, imbibe
infra- below infrared, infrastructure
inter- between, among interact, interchange
intra- inside, within intramural, intravenous
non- absence, negation non-smoker, non-alcoholic
ob- also oc-, of-, op- blocking, against, concealing obstruct, occult, offend, oppose
out- surpassing, exceeding outperform
external, away from outbuilding, outboard
over- excessively, completely overconfident, overburdened, overjoyed
upper, outer, over, above overcoat, overcast
peri- round, about perimeter
post- after in time or order postpone
pre- before in time, place, order or importance pre-adolescent, prelude, precondition
pro- favouring, in support of pro-African
acting for proconsul
motion forwards or away propulsion
before in time, place or order prologue
re- again repaint, reappraise, reawake
semi- half, partly semicircle, semi-conscious
sub- also suc-, suf-, sug-, sup-, sur-, sus- at a lower position submarine, subsoil
lower in rank sub-lieutenant
nearly, approximately sub-tropical
syn- also sym- in union, acting together synchronize, symmetry
trans- across, beyond transnational, transatlantic
into a different state translate
ultra- beyond ultraviolet, ultrasonic
extreme ultramicroscopic
un- not unacceptable, unreal, unhappy, unmanned
reversal or cancellation of action or state unplug, unmask
under- beneath, below underarm, undercarriage
lower in rank undersecretary
not enough underdeveloped
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