Prefixes In-, Non-, And Dis-

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The quiz will check for proper understanding of the usage of the prefixes in-, non-, and dis-.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which prefix would you add to proper?

    • A.

      Im-

    • B.

      In-

    • C.

      Dis-

    • D.

      Non-

    Correct Answer
    A. Im-
    Explanation
    The prefix "im-" is the correct answer because when added to "proper," it forms the word "improper." The prefix "im-" is commonly used to indicate the opposite or negation of a word, and in this case, it changes the meaning of "proper" to mean "not proper" or "not correct."

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  • 2. 

    Does disinterested use dis- correctly?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, the word "disinterested" uses the prefix "dis-" correctly. The prefix "dis-" in this context means "not" or "lack of". "Disinterested" means impartial or unbiased, indicating a lack of bias or personal interest. Therefore, the prefix "dis-" is appropriately used in forming the word "disinterested".

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  • 3. 

    Which prefix would you add to toxic?

    • A.

      In-

    • B.

      Dis-

    • C.

      Non-

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "non-". Adding the prefix "non-" to the word "toxic" changes its meaning to "not toxic" or "lacking toxicity". This prefix is commonly used to indicate negation or absence of a certain quality or characteristic. In this case, it implies that the word "nontoxic" describes something that is not harmful or poisonous.

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  • 4. 

    The punishment was ___proportionate to the crime.

    Correct Answer
    dis
    Explanation
    The word "dis" is a prefix that means "not" or "opposite of." In this context, when we say "the punishment was disproportionate to the crime," it means that the punishment was not in proportion or balance with the severity of the crime committed. Therefore, the correct answer, "dis," indicates that the punishment was not proportionate to the crime.

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  • 5. 

      Does imsignificant correctly use the proper form of the prefix im-?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The correct answer is No because "imsignificant" is not a word. The correct form of the prefix "im-" is usually "im-" or "in-," as in "impossible" or "incomplete."

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  • 6. 

    The equation was __balanced.

    Correct Answer
    im
  • 7. 

    The prefixes in-, non-, and dis- all make the meaning of the root word

    • A.

      The same, the prefixes don't change the meaning.

    • B.

      Longer.

    • C.

      More descriptive.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." The prefixes in-, non-, and dis- all change the meaning of the root word. They add a negative or opposite meaning to the word. For example, "incomplete" means not complete, "nonfiction" means not fiction, and "disagree" means not agree. Therefore, the prefixes do change the meaning of the root word.

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  • 8. 

    The price of the car was ___negotiable.

    Correct Answer
    non
    Explanation
    The word "non" means "not" in French. In this context, "non" is used to indicate that the price of the car was not negotiable.

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  • 9. 

    Incomplete means

    • A.

      My report is finished.

    • B.

      Not complete.

    • C.

      Extra sparkly.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Not complete.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not complete" because the options provided in the question do not make sense in relation to the statement "my report is finished." The phrase "not complete" is the most appropriate choice as it directly contradicts the statement and accurately describes the situation.

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  • 10. 

    Is non- in nonexistent the correct use of the prefix?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes" because the prefix "non-" is used to indicate the absence or negation of something, while the word "nonexistent" means something that does not exist or is not present. Therefore, the use of the prefix "non-" in "nonexistent" is correct as it conveys the meaning of the absence or lack of existence.

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