Prefix And Suffix Trivia For Students

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1.

What is the meaning of the word prefix?

Answer: A group of letters put before a root word which changes its meaning
Explanation:
A prefix is a group of letters that is added before a root word to change its meaning. It is not a word within a word or a group of letters added at the end of a root word. Therefore, the correct answer is "A group of letters put before a root word which changes its meaning."
2.

Which suffix can you add to the end of the cook to make a new word?

Answer: Ing
Explanation:
The suffix "Ing" can be added to the end of the word "cook" to make a new word "cooking". This new word represents the action of preparing food by heat, which is a common activity associated with the word "cook".
3.

If you take away the prefix and the suffix, what is left of the word "unemployed?"

Answer: Employ
Explanation:
When we take away the prefix "un-" and the suffix "-ed" from the word "unemployed," what remains is the word "employ." The prefix "un-" is a negation prefix that indicates the opposite or absence of something, while the suffix "-ed" is commonly added to verbs to indicate past tense or a completed action. Therefore, removing these parts leaves us with the base word "employ," which means to give someone work or a job.
4.

What prefix would you add to the word "finished" to show that there is still some work to be done?

Answer: Un
Explanation:
Adding the prefix "Un" to the word "finished" indicates that there is still some work to be done. The prefix "Un" denotes negation or reversal, indicating that the action of finishing has not been completed entirely. Therefore, "unfinished" implies that there are tasks or actions remaining to be done.
5.

What prefix would you add to the word "view" to indicate that you see something before other people do?

Answer: Pre
Explanation:
The prefix "pre" means before or prior to. Adding the prefix "pre" to the word "view" would create the word "preview," which indicates seeing something before others do.
6.

Which of these words can not be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub?"

Answer: Bird
Explanation:
The prefix "sub-" means "under" or "below." When added to a word, it changes the meaning to "under" or "below" the original word. However, the word "bird" cannot be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub-." Therefore, it is the word that cannot be made into another word by adding the prefix "sub-."
7.

What does the prefix “pre” do to the word "cooked" in this sentence? The pies were precooked.

Answer: It tells you that the pies have already been cooked.
Explanation:
The prefix "pre-" generally implies "before" or "prior to." When applied to the word "cooked" in "precooked," it indicates that the cooking process has already occurred prior to the current context. This means that the pies were cooked at an earlier time before the point of reference in the sentence. Hence, "precooked" means that no further initial cooking is required before the pies can be served or finished, although they may need reheating or other final preparations.
8.

What does the prefix "dis" do to the word 'appeared' in this sentence? The cat disappeared before her very eyes.

Answer: It tells you that the cat vanished.
Explanation:
The prefix "dis" in the word "disappeared" indicates that the action of the cat appearing has been reversed or negated. It suggests that the cat vanished, adding the negative prefix “dis” to the word “appeared”.
9.

What does the suffix "ful" do to the word house in this sentence? 'She had a houseful that weekend'.

Answer: It tells you that she had lots of people staying in her house that weekend.
Explanation:
The suffix "ful" in the word "houseful" indicates that there were lots of people staying in her house that weekend. It implies that the house was full of people, rather than being empty or messy.
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