We are all familiar with words like postmodern, trilogy, misspelling, intermingling; we are familiar with words like basic, firmness, leaden, busiest. But when broken down, can you match the prefix or suffix to its meaning?
Here’s a test compiled by worksheets and tests for sixth graders (and a few of my old school papers). I’ll post the answers later today.
Match the prefix to its meaning –
-ion, -tion, -ation, -ition
-al,- ial, -ic
-ous, -eous, -ious
-ive, -ative, -itive
Match the suffix to its meaning –
having characteristics of
adjective form of a noun
action or process
can be done
state of, condition of
possessing the qualities of
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary; how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
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