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Root words, prefixes, suffixes

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  • 1. Root Words, Prefixes, Suffixes
  • 2. What is a root word? Root words are real words that we use to build other words by adding prefixes and suffixes Example:  Like  Dis-like  Lik-ed
  • 3. Prefixes Prefixes come at the beginning of the word Prefix Meaning Examples A-, An- Not, without Amoral, anesthetic Com- With, together Communal, community Dis- Apart, not Disengage, discomfort Im- Not Imperfect, impolite Micro- Small Microscope
  • 4. Suffixes Suffixes come at the end of the word Suffix Meaning Examples -cide Kill(ing) Suicide, infanticide -ism The belief in Communism, terrorism -ist One who believes Communist, pacifist in -logy Study field of Biology, cardiology -phobia Exaggerated fear Claustrophobia, agoraphobia
  • 5. Practice! How many words do you know that use these root words? Geo Grad Jud Like Count Photo auto