Prefixes are word parts, which come before the
root word. Pre means before. Prefixes often change the
meaning of a word.
Some common prefixes and their meanings are:
inter [among, between]
Directions: Select the word from this list
that best completes the sentences below.
centimeter (1/100 of a meter)
maladjusted (poorly adjusted)
monorail (a vehicle which runs on one track)
submerge (put under)
quadrant (one quarter of a circle)
postscript (a note added after the end of a
pseudonym (false or assumed name)
unique (one of a kind)
quintet (a group of five musicians)
amphibious (living on both land and water)
forefather (a related person who lived at an
microscopic (so small it can be seen only under a
transoceanic (crossing the ocean)
preview (showing something before the regular
expel (drive out)
copilot (one who flies with and assists the main
international (of or between two or more nations)
quintuplet (one of five children born in a single
nonfat (absence of fat)
microfilm (a very small film)
The hot lunch program offers
products such as yogurt and cheese which contain little or no fat.
The pilot became famous in her attempt to cross
the Atlantic Ocean in a
The book store held a special
event, before the release of the new book
by J. K. Rowling.
is equal to 0.39 of an inch.
The Spanish speaking child was
in the English speaking classroom.
Mr. Tobias instructed the students to accurately
show 1/4 or a
of the circle.
After completing the letter to Ruth, I included a
short , or a PS.
Jim's first view and experience with one rail
transportation was when he rode the
Benjamin Franklin used a
when he wrote Poor Richard's Almanac.
She is a
along with her two brothers and two sisters.
The directions said to
the frozen package under water for ten minutes.
Eli, Seth, Bill, Adam and I will perform as a
in the fall concert.
Rachel's family records indicate her
was related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The professional used an insecticide to
all termites from our house.
The Library of Congress has information recorded
which is an efficient way to save large amounts of information.
My dad always says I'm ,
because I'm "One of a Kind".
A frog is an example of an
animal; an animal which is capable of living on both land and
It is impossible to see the tiny, ,
one-celled animal without the aid of a microscope.
Former President Gerald Ford was successful in
peace agreements among nations.
double checked the pilots preflight plans.
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