Building words: Activity

In this activity, explore how words are built ouit of a prefix, base form and a suffix

What meanings do different prefixes and suffixes have? Can any base form take any prefix or suffix? How can you manipulate language to create new forms? For example, deread is not an English word. What might it mean?

Prefixes Base forms Suffixes
ab-
mis-
dis-
re-
un-
de-
inter-
sub-
use
read
set
-ful
-able
-less

Prefixes Base forms Suffixes
re-
mis-
dis-
adjust
read
understand
connect
calculate
arrange
do
interpret
agree
allow
entangle
construct
pay
-ment
-able
-ion

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