Prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes are added to the beginning of an existing word to create a new word with a different meaning.
word prefix new word
happy un- unhappy
work over- overwork
possible im- impossible
Suffixes go on the end of an existing word.
word suffix new word
music -al musical
employ -ment employment
success -ful successful

Other common prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes Suffixes
in- -ity
dis- -able
il- -less
mis- -ness

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