Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words


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Which is not a word part?

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1. What is the root of the word 'reaction'?

2. What is the prefix in the word 'inventor'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Words are constructed of different parts, and each of those parts contribute to the meaning. Prefixes, suffixes, and root words all impact the meaning of the word they build. An understanding of these aspects of word structure will help you remember the meaning of words you know, as well as help you make sense of unfamiliar words. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your understanding of prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Identification of word parts
  • Recognition of root words
  • Location of suffix
  • Location of prefix
  • Ability to recognize word parts and words that can stand alone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information from the related English composition lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about prefixes, suffixes, and root words
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identification and location of prefixes and suffixes

Additional Learning

Review the lesson Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words to learn more. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define key terms such as word parts, root, prefix and suffix
  • Know how some common prefixes and suffixes impact meaning
  • Understand that some roots can stand alone, while others cannot
  • Identify the correct location for a prefix and a suffix within a word
  • Recognize how to use prefixes and suffixes to help discern meaning in unfamiliar words