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Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

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The prefix that means opposite is:

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1. The suffix that means more is:

2. Liberty means:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Roots and affixes can help you understand words the first time you see them. These assessments will help you practice that skill by requiring you to define a word and pick which roots, prefixes, or suffixes have a given meaning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked about the meanings of various:

  • Roots
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Words

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet helps students practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of roots and affixes to define a word
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define prefixes, suffixes, roots, and words from the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding defining words according the meanings of their parts

Additional Learning

For additional information on morphology, see the accompanying lesson titled Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words. This lesson covers:

  • How to break down words into their parts
  • How to use those parts to understand the meaning of a word
  • The meanings of common Latin and Greek roots and affixes
  • Examples of well-known words easily understood by the meanings of their parts
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