Vocabulary & Grammar Affixes Inc. Suffixes & Prefixes
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An Affix is a Suffix or Prefix i.e. which is a letter or letters added to the beginning or end of a word, which changes the meaning of the word. For example: -es added as a SUFFIX to "dress" creates "dresses"◄ Dresses is the PLURAL of dress. -es added to Dress becomes "dresses" ◄ this changes the word "dress" from singular to plural. If one adds -ed it changes "dress" when used as a verb to the past tense of the verb "dressed". -re added as a PREFIX to "write" creates "REWRITE" ◄ This means to WRITE AGAIN -pre added to a word generally means BEFORE, i.e. prepare, precook. -ful added to the END of a word means much or many e.g. mouthful ◄ His mouth is full; spoonful ◄ A Spoon is full; Colourful◄ Something is full of colour.
The activities and worksheets available through this website are by no means exhaustive, and many far more complex words can be included in the activities for older learners who have a higher level of vocabulary/comprehension. Exercises are ideal for student/educator interaction and perfect for homeschooling fun.
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Plurals Use the rules below to make nouns plural. • If it ends with e: Add s • If it ends with y: Change to i and add es • If it ends with sh, ch, s, x, or z Add es • If it ends with f: Change to v and add es
You will find flash cards, vocabulary exercises and games that can be adapted to younger or older learners, and some blank cards to “write your own” in this 115 page book available through Currclick Publishers.
A fun exercise for children is to walk around the classroom or home/garden (in fact anywhere will do) and examine objects and think about what the “opposite” of that object is. It should be borne in mind that antonyms are not restricted to nouns or verbs.
Creating lists and matching them to pictures is also another exercise that young children enjoy; cutting and pasting pictures from a magazine or newspaper of “opposites” is also an effective exercise. These exercises are great for educator/learner interaction and can be included in many other grammatical or vocabulary lessons.
Please observe adequate safety precautions when undertaking crafts, cutting, pasting or other similar activities that require the use of scissors, heat, small or sharp objects, paste, paint etc.