English Spelling Rules for Prefixes


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Which of the following choices represents the correct way to combine the prefix 'anti' with the root word 'matter'?

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1. Which would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'dis' with the root word 'satisfy'?

2. Which of the following would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'un' with the word 'natural'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be prompted by questions on principles of prefix usage on this quiz/worksheet. Essentially, you will be given example problems that provide different prefixes and you will be asked to properly use these prefixes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments, more precisely, will examine you on the following:

  • The correct way to combine prefixes and root words
  • When hyphens are appropriate

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about word structure in a new way
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about proper prefix-usage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when and when not to use a hyphen

Additional Learning

Feel free to study our associated lesson, English Spelling Rules for Prefixes, in order to learn more about the utilization of prefixes. The tutorial will make a point to emphasize:

  • The understanding of prefixes
  • Uses of prefixes
  • Exceptions to prefix rules
  • Spelling words after the incorporation of a prefix