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List of Prefixes and Suffix

What are Prefixes?

A Prefix is a word or a part of word that is added at the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

A List of Common Prefixes

Prefix Meaning Examples
anti- against antibiotic, antidepressant
ante- before antedate, anteroom
post- after postpone
re- again reunite, return
semi- half semi-final
co- with co-worker, co-operation
dis- opposite of disagree, disapprove
extra- more than extracurricular, extraordinary
fore- before forecast, foreword, foremost
inter- between intermediate,interact
macro- large macroeconomics
micro- small microscope, microwave
mis- wrong mistake, misunderstand
multi- many multiple, multitask
pro- forward promotion, progress
uni- one universal
poly- many polygon
sub- under submarine
pre- before predict
tri- three tricycle
omni- all omnipotent
super- above superlative
mid- middle midway
trans- across transport
auto- self autopilot


What are Suffixes?

A suffix is a word or a part of word that is added at the end of a word to change its meaning.

A List of Common Suffixes

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Suffix Meaning Examples
-ence state or condition intelligence
-ful full of careful, useful
-ed past tense excited, cooked
-less without useless, fearless
-ly characteristic quickly
-ness state or condition kindness
-acy state or quality accuracy
-al action or process trial, denial
-dom state of being freedom, foreword, foremost
-ship position held hardship,friendship
-ive having the nature attentive, supportive
-wards direction towards
-tion state of being promotion


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