Prefix and Suffix
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the root word. Adding it to the beginning of one word changes it into another word. For example, when the prefix un-is added to the word happy, it creates the new word unhappy.
a. Underline the prefix in each word in the boxes
unlock , distrust , rewrite , untrue , dislike , unhook , unsafe , unlucky , remix , disown , relocate , disclose
A suffix is an affix which is placed after the root word. These suffixes change the meaning or grammatical function of a root word.
fat + er =fatter
drive + ing =driving
change + able = changeable
use +less = useless
beauty +ful =beautiful
lie +ing = lying
b. Pick a suitable prefix and suffix from the given box and complete the following words.
able, ful, ly, sub, ion, un, tri, re, im, mis
Syllabication is the act, process, or method of forming or dividing words into syllables. It is splitting of words according to the syllables or unit of sounds or vowel sounds. It has six types. They are:
1. Monosyllabic 2. Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic 3.Trisyllabic 4. Tetrasyllabic 5. Pentasyllabic 6. Polysyllabic (or) Multisyllabic.
The process of dividing words into smaller parts or syllables is called 'Syllabification'.
a. Syllabify the following words
1. education : ed-u-ca-tion
2. school : school
3. college : col-lege
4. english : Eng-lish'
5. opportunity : op-por-tu-ni-ty
6. friend : friend
7. teacher : teach-er
8. simultaneously : si-mul-ta-ne-ous-ly
9. laboratory : lab-o-ra-to-ry
10. beneficiary : ben-e-fi-ci-ar-y