Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots

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Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
What is a prefix?
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
Word part added to the
What is a prefix?
beginning of a word that
changes the word’s meaning.
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
What is a prefix?
Word part added to
the beginning of a
word that changes the
word’s meaning.
What are examples of
prefixes?
Examples of prefixes
Prefix Meaning
Prefix
Examples
Half
SemiHemi-
Semicircle
Hemisphere
Before
PreFore-
Prefix
Foreground
Not
IlNon-
Illiterate
Incapable
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Prefix
Meaning
Mono-
One
Uni-
One
Bi-
Two
Di-
Two
Tri-
Three
Dec-
Ten
Cent-
One hundred
Mill-
One thousand
Kilo-
One thousand
Poly-
Many
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Prefix
Meaning
Ante-
Before
Post-
After
Re-
Again
Retro-
Past
Ad-
Toward
Circum-
Around
Hypo-
Under
Para-
Beside
Peri-
Around
Super-
Over/above
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Prefix
Meaning
Co-
Together
Contra-
Against
De-
Away
Di-
Apart
Ex-
Away from
Extra-
Additional
Hyper-
Extremely
In-
Into
In-
Not
Pro-
forward
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Prefix
Meaning
Sub-
Under
Syn-
Together
Trans-
Across
Ultra-
Extremely
Check for understanding

Based on the prefixes you have learned, what is the
meaning of the word transcontinental?
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Nonessential

Recycle
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
What is a suffix?
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
What is a suffix?
Word part added to
the end of a word that
changes its meaning.
Cornell Notes: Prefixes,
Suffixes, and Roots
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
What is a suffix?
Word part added to
the end of a word that
changes its meaning.
What are examples of
suffixes?
Examples of Suffixes
Meaning
Suffix
example
Person who
-ant
-ent
-ar
Servant
Student
Beggar
State of
-ity
-ism
-ment
nobility
Egotism
disappointment
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Suffix
Meaning
-er
Person who
-ard
Person who
-ist
Person who
-ster
Person who
-ee
Person who
-age
Process
-ance
Act of
-ation
State of
-cy
State of
-ery
Act of
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Suffix
Meaning
-et
little
-ion
Action, result
-ism
State of
-tude
State of
-ty
State of
-ure
State of
-able/-ible
Able, likely
-en
Made of
-ful
Full of
-ish
like
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Suffix
Meaning
-like
Like
-ly
Like
-less
Without
-ous
Full of
-some
Body
-ward
In the direction of
-y
Showing
Check for Understanding

Using what we know about prefixes and suffixes,
what is the meaning of:
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Nonrenewable

Hypersensitive

Millisecond

unsaturated
Cornell Notes: Root
Words
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots
What are root words?
Cornell Notes: Root
Words
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots
What are root words?
Root words are word
parts from which a
word gets its basic
meaning.
Cornell Notes: Root
Words
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots
What are root words?
Root words are word
parts from which a
word gets its basic
meaning.
They can be
combined with
prefixes, suffixes, or
both to create words.
Cornell Notes: Root
Words
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots
What are root words?
What are examples of
root words?
Root words are word
parts from which a
word gets its basic
meaning.
Root Word Examples
Meaning
Root
Example
Hear
Time
Aud
Chron
Auditory
chronological
FLASHCARDS (again)
Root
Meaning
Bene
Good, well
Bio
Life
Cred
Believe
Cyto
Cell
Dic
Speak/say
Eco
Environment
Fac
Make/do
Fort
Strong
gen/genit
kind, birth
Greg
Gather, flock
FLASHCARDS (again)
Root
Meaning
Here, hes
Stick
Ject
Throw
Loc
Place
Man, manu
Hand
Neuro
Of a nerve
Photo
Light
Pod, ped
Foot
Scrib, script
Write
Spec
Look, appear
FLASHCARDS (again)
Root
Meaning
Thermo
Heat
Vers
Turn
Vid, vis
See, look, sight

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