Are you as smart as a 6th grader with prefixes and suffixes?

Photo courtesy GenealogyInTime.com

Photo courtesy GenealogyInTime.com

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.

Prefixes –

pre-

post-

re-

bi-

tri-

poly-

mis-

inter-

hydro-

trans-

Match the prefix to its meaning –

between

after

before

two

across

again

wrong

water

many

three

Suffixes –

-ion, -tion, -ation, -ition

-ible, -able

-al,- ial, -ic

-ness

-ment

-ous, -eous, -ious

-en

-er, -est

-ive, -ative, -itive

-less

Match the suffix to its meaning –

having characteristics of

adjective form of a noun

act/process

without

action or process

can be done

state of, condition of

made of

comparative

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

Sources –

Thank you to http://www.genealogyintime.com for the school desk photo.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Are you as smart as a 6th grader with prefixes and suffixes?

  1. Interesting, and I had to think about a few of these. Love the school photo.

  2. I thought the prefixes were relatively easy, but the suffixes – not so much!

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