What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples


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A prefix appears at the _____.

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1. A suffix appears at the _____.

2. Derivational suffixes are added at the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepare to measure your understanding of affix meanings with this quiz and worksheet. These questions will deal with both prefixes and suffixes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We designed this quiz to help you assess what you know about:

  • Where prefixes appear
  • Where suffixes appear
  • Derivational suffixes
  • Complex words

Skills Practiced

You can practice improving the following study skills as you work on this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on affixes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where suffixes and prefixes each appear
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read statements regarding affixes and interpret if they are true
  • Defining key concepts - demonstrate that you understand the definitions of important terms such as complex words and derivational suffixes

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples is available to provide you with further information about this subject. You can use this lesson to improve your understanding of:

  • Common prefixes such as micro- and anti-
  • The two kinds of suffixes
  • Words with multiple affixes