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Learn Prefixes, Suffixes to Expand Your Vocabulary

On a recent program, we explained that knowing just a few root words in English can help you understand the meaning of hundreds more words.

To refresh your memory, a root word is the simplest form of a word.

For example, two forms of the root for the word “see” are and such as in the words "television" and "video. ".

Today, we will tell you about prefixes and suffixes – groups of letters that appear at the beginnings and endings of words.

Learning the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes can help you understand unknown English words you come across. It can also help you become better at spelling words.


Let's start with prefixes.

A prefix is a letter or a group of letters that we add to the beginning of a word. Prefixes change the meanings of words.

For example, the prefix or u-n) can mean "not," "remove," or "opposite.

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