English Grammar

Prefixes and Suffixes | 200 Examples in English and Urdu

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Before going towards prefixes and Suffixes, we must know about Affixes. What are the Affixes? Once you know about the Affixes, you may easily learn Prefixes and Suffixes.

Affixes

Affixes are the letters or series of letters that are added to a root word to change its meanings. These affixes may be added at the start of word or at the end of word. When they are added at the start of a root word, they are called Prefixes and when they are added in the end of root word, they are called Suffixes. For example

Im + possible = impossible

Teach + er = teacher

In this example, we are using two affixes, one is “im” and the other is “er”. “im” is used at the beginning of word, so it will be known as a Prefix“. “er” is used at the end of word, so it will be known as a Suffix. So from above discussion, we found that affixes are of two types, Prefixes and Suffixes. Prefixes and suffixes are the subdivisions of Affixes.

Prefixes

Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings.

Suffixes

Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings.

Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples.

Comprehensive List of Prefixes

Un, dis, de, pre, re, ir, im, il, in, over, out, up, sub, pro, fore, mis, ante, auto, extra, be, bi, ex, co, inter, tri, anti, under, up, over etc

Comprehensive list of Suffixes

S, es, d, ed, ing, y, ly,  ish, er, est, ness, less, hood, ful, ship, age, dom, ion etc.

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

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Uses of Prefixes

Use of Prefix UN
un + kind = unkind
un + pack – unpack
un + wise = unwise
un + d0 = undo
Use of Prefix DIS
Dis + honour = dishonor
Dis + like = dislike
Dis + agree = disagree
Use of Prefix DE
De + grade = degrade
De + forest = deforest
De + form = deform
Use of Prefix IM
Im + possible = impossible
Im + mortal = immortal
M + proper = improper
Use of Prefix PRE
Pre + caution
Pre + mature = premature
Pre + fix = prefix
Use of Prefix RE
Re + collect = recollect
Re + gain = regain
Re + call = recall
Use of Prefix IR
Ir + relevant = irrelevant
Ir + regular = irregular
Ir + responsible = irresponsible
Use of Prefix IN
In + sane = insane
In + direct
In + door = indoor
Use of Prefix Ill
Ill + legal = illegal
Ill + literate = illiterate
Ill + legible = illegible
Use of Prefix EN
En + rich = enrich
En + root = enroot
En + able = enable
Use of Prefix MIS
Mis + take = mistake
Mis + conduct = misconduct
Mis + use = misuse
Use of Prefix AUTO
Auto + biography = autobiography
Auto + mobile = automobile
Auot + cracy = autocracy
Use of Prefix ETXRA
Extra + ordinary = extraordinary
Extra + cellular = extracellular
Extra + galactic = extragalactic
Use of Prefix BE
Be + yound = beyond
Be + cause = because
Be + long = belong
Use of Prefix BI
Bi + cycle = bicycle
Bi + lingual = bilingual
Bi + angular = biangular
Bi + annual = biannual
Use of Prefix EX
Ex + player = exminister
Ex + manager = exmanager
Ex + clude =exclude
Use of Prefix CO
Co + operate = cooperate
Co + pilot = copilot
Co + worker = coworker
Use of Prefix INTER
Inter + national = international
Inter + racial = interracial
Inter + class
Use of Prefix TRI
Tri + angle = triangle
Tri + cycle = tricycle
Tri + pod = tripod
Use of Prefix SUB
Sub + stanstial = substantial
Sub + inspector = subinspector
Sub + marine = submarine
Use of Prefix ANTI
Anti + social
Anti + government = antigovernment
Anti + narcotics = antinarcotics
Use of Prefix UNDER
Under + ground = underground
Under + pressure = underpressure
Under + stand = understand
Use of Prefix UP
Up + work = Upwork
Up + lift = uplift
Up + force = upforce
Use of Prefix OUT
Out + standing = outstanding
Out + going = outgoing
Out + burst
Use of Prefix OVER
Over + crowd = overcrowd
Over + work = work
Over + time = overtime
Use of Prefix FORE
Fore + see = foresee
Fore + father = forefather
Fore + shadow = foreshadow

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

 

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Uses of Suffixes

Use of Suffix S
Laptop + s = laptops
Cow + s = cows
Cat + s = cats
Use of Suffix ES
Mango + es = mangoes
Box + s = boxes
Rich + es = riches
Loss + es = losses
Use of Suffix D
Dare + d = dared
Prove + d = proved
Face + d = faced
Use of Suffix ED
Work + ed  = worked
Talk + ed = talked
Play+ ed = played
Use of Suffix EN
Beat + en = beaten
Strength + en = strengthen
Fast + en = fasten
Use of Suffix ING
Eat + ing = eating
Work + ing = working
Do + ing = doing
Use of Suffix Y
Dirt + y = dirty
Water + y = watery
Silk + y = silky
Use of Suffix LY
 Slow + ly = slowly
Soft + ly = softly
Honest + ly = honestly
Use of Suffix ER
Small + er = smaller
Teach + er = teacher
Work + er = worker
Use of Suffix EST
Small + est = smallest
Big + est = biggest
Tall + est = tallest
Use of Suffix ISH
Child + ish = childish
Fool + ish = foolish
Cold + ish = coldish
Use of Suffix FULL
Harm + full = harmful
Beauty + beautiful
Care + full = careful

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

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Some More Prefixes and Suffixes

PrefixesSuffixes 
AntisocialLoudly
DefrostBelievable
MisjudgeStronger
ImpureWooden
DisownJoyous
ExplodeDelightful
ProactiveReversible
PrepaidDirection
IncorrectRestless
UnusualSoftness

Learn More about Prefixes

PrefixWordNew word
RethinkRethink
MisbehaveMisbehave
SemicircleSemicircle
ImpossibleImpossible
PreviewPreview
DisobeyDisobey
InjusticeInjustice
TricycleTricycle
UnableUnable
irrelevantIrrelevant
Anti-againstantinarcotics
Dis-not or removaldisappear, dismount
Inter-betweeninteract
Non-withoutnonfat
Pre-beforepreview
semi-halfsemicircle
Un-oppositeunhappy
Post-afterpostwar
Tri-three                    tricycle

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Learn More about Suffixes

WordSuffixNew word
CollectionCollection
KindnessKindness
HardenHarden
HopefulHopeful
FollowerFollower
ConvertibleConvertible
BadlyBadly
BeakableBreakable
CarelessCareless
EnjoymentEnjoyment
SuffixMeaningExample 
-ablecapable of beingsolvable
-lesswithoutmotionless
-fulfull ofcheerful
-ento do, made of, becomefasten, woolen, strengthen
-nessstate of beingheaviness
-holicone who is obsessedworkaholic
-tionstate or quality ofattention
-istprofessionartist
-mentaction or process ofmovement
-fythe process of making intoamplify

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

Prefixes Prefixes are the letters or group of letters that are added at the start of root word to change its meanings. Suffixes Suffixes are the letters or group of letters that are added in the end of a root word to changes its meanings. Prefixes and suffixes are used to form Noun, adjective, verb, adverb. In this lesson, we will learn Prefixes and Suffixes in detail, with 200 examples. 

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Affixes Prefixes and Suffixes List with 200 Examples

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