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PREFIXES AND THEIR MEANINGS

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PREFIXES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Post by tanita on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:39 pm


7 PREFIXES AND THEIR MEANINGS



A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or

change its meaning. Here are 7 common prefixes in English,

together with their basic meaning and some examples.



1. counter-


meaning: opposition, opposite direction

example: counter-attack, counteract



2. extra-


meaning: outside, beyond

example: extracurricular, extramarital



3. hemi-


meaning: half

example: hemisphere



4. inter-


meaning: between, among

example: interact, interchange



5. non-

meaning: absence, negation

example: non-smoker, non-alcoholic



6. post-

meaning: after in time or order

example: postpone



7. re-


meaning: again

example: repaint, reappraise, reawaken


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