For example careless • The suffix is –less• The suffix –less meanswithout so the word careless means “without care”
Root Word Suffix New Word home -less homeless (without) (without a home) cheer -ful cheerful (full of) (full of cheer)shyness -ness shyness (state or quality) (condition of being shy)
Root Word Suffix New Word farm -er farmer (someone who) (someone who farms) act -or actor (someone who) (someone who acts) -able bendable bend (can be) (can be bent) -ible reversible reverse (can be) (can be reversed)
Root Words• A root word is a real word.• We make new words from root words by adding prefixes and suffixes.
• Sometimes the root word is also called the base word(That is a USEful piece of information!!)
For example• In the word unhappythe root word is happy• In the word eventfulthe root word is event
Can you think ofany words with prefixes and suffixes?
Practice Makes Perfect!!• http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html• http://www.fekids.com/kln/noflash.html• http://www.ezschool.com/Games/PrefixSuffix.html• http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/vocabulary.cfm? str=vocabulary&num=1&act=4&que=1• http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/spell_it_out.htm