Prefixes: Definition & Examples


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What is a root word?

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1. What is a prefix?

2. Which of the following contains a prefix and a root word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess what you know about the use of prefixes. You must have the ability to apply what you know about prefixes to examples presented in the questions in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following prefixes:

  • pro-/anti-
  • mis-
  • hyper-/hypo-
  • a-/an-

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of adding letters to the front of a word to change its meaning
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast prefix and root word
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common prefixes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this grammatical topic, review the accompanying lesson called Prefixes: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define prefix
  • Use an example to illustrate a root word
  • Explain what a suffix is
  • Identify and define common prefixes
  • Present examples to show how prefixes change the meanings of words
  • Discuss why prefixes are important