Prefix/Suffix/Syllables

English Language Arts, Grade 5

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Study Guide Prefix/Suffix/Syllables English Language Arts, Grade 5

PREFIX/SUFFIX/SYLLABLES What is a Prefix? A prefix is a group of letters placed BEFORE a root word or another prefix creating a new word. Examples: autograph interaction What is a Suffix? A suffix is a group of letters added to the END of a root word or another suffix creating a new word. Examples: wanted harmless When you add a prefix or suffix to a word, you CHANGE the meaning of that word. Examples: You know what the word ‘read’ means… When you add the prefix re- to the word read, it changes the meaning of the word. Reread means to read again. Now, let’s take the same word, read… When you add the suffix -able to the word read, it changes the meaning of the word. Readable means able to be read. Syllabication Syllabication is to divide a word into syllables. Example: The word exceptional has 4 syllables. It is divided into syllables like this: ex / cep / tion / al © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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