Negative Prefixes 2

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Negative Prefixes 2

Prefixes; “de, anti/ant, dis/di and a” gives a negative meaning when added before a word…

de

deforest                                    

debug

decaffinate

opposite,  remove, reduce

anti/ant                        

anticlockwise                                    

antisocial

anticlimax

exact opposite, opposing, against

dis/de                            

disagree                  

dishonest

disappear

negative, remove, separate, expel

a

ashore                                    

arose                                         

afresh

on, in, into, to, toward

begining or end of an act

not, without

Let’s see how deforestation, decaffinate, antisocial, dishonest, and disagree are used within sentences.

Deforestation (the cutting down of forests) is one of the major problems facing mankind today.

I don't understand why people drink decaffinated coffee, when it is the caffine that gives you the buzz.

He is such an antisocial person, he never talks to anyone.

Why are you so dishonest? Just tell the truth!

Sorry, I have to disagree with you on that. Obesity has increased worldwide not decreased.

I want to move to New York and start my life afresh.

Let’s practice..

Make a new word with each base word and a prefix.

                      

Prefix

Base word

de

anti/ant

dis

a

septic

advantage

connect

able

fuse

new

hero

criminalize

sleep

Answers:

antiseptic

disadvantage

disconnect

disable

defuse

anew

antihero

decriminalize

asleep

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