Prefix and Suffix Flashcards

What is a prefix?

A prefix is a group of letters placed before a root word. The prefix modifies the meaning of the root word.

For example: the word “disagree”. The prefix dis- means not/opposite. Combined with the root word “agree”, the word “disagree” means “not agree”.

Prefix example

Prefix definitions flashcards

As prefixes change the meaning of words, we have created a set of prefix flashcards for students to practice the meanings of prefixes.

Prefix meanings flashcards

What is a suffix?

A suffix is a group of letters placed after the root of a word. The suffix modifies the meaning of the root word.

For example: the word “tireless”. The suffix -less means without. Combined with the root word “tire”, the word “tireless” means “without getting tired, not getting tired”.

Suffix example

Suffix definitions flashcards

Similarly to the prefix flashcards, we have created a set of suffix flashcards for students to practice the meanings of suffixes.

Suffix meanings flashcards