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Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes

English Language Arts, Grade 3

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Study Guide Word Meaning with Prefixes/Suffixes English Language Arts, Grade 3

PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES What are Prefixes and Suffixes? Prefixes are letters placed before a root word which change the meaning of the root word. Suffixes are letters placed after the root word which change the meaning of the root word. When you know the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes, it helps you to decode the meanings of new words. Examples Re means again, so in the sentence Please reread the story, reread means to read again. Mis means wrong, so in the sentence Matt misplaced his homework, misplaced means to put in the wrong place. Ful means full of, so in the sentence Grandpa is a cheerful man, cheerful means full of cheer. Try This! Use your knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to decode the meaning of each sentence. 1] Crossing the street between lights is unsafe. a] Crossing the street between lights is fun. b] Crossing the street between lights is not safe. c] Crossing the street between lights is good for you. d] Crossing the street between lights is smart. 2] Do you have a new bicycle? a] Do you have a new cycle with two wheels? b] Do you have a new cycle with three wheels? c] Do you have a new cycle with four wheels? d] Do you have a new cycle with no wheels? 3] Hopeless means without hope. a] true b] false © 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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