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Understand Verb Prefixes: Mis- 1

In this worksheet, students consider the meaning of words with the prefix mis- and practise spelling them.

'Understand Verb Prefixes: Mis- 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A prefix is a letter or letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. When the prefix mis- is added to verbs it generally has the meaning of doing something wrongly.

For example, if you miscount something you count it wrongly.

Josie miscounted the chocolate bars and there weren't enough for everybody.

In this worksheet you can practise forming verbs with the prefix mis-.

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

behave

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

place

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

fire

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

pronounce

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

hear

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

read

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

take

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

inform

The letters mis- at the beginning of a word are sometimes part of the word itself and not a prefix.

 

For example, the word mister doesn't mean a wrong ter!

 

Mis- is only a verb prefix in one of the words below. Work out which one by seeing if the first three letters add the meaning of doing something wrongly.

misty

miserable

misunderstand

missile

Again, mis- is only a verb prefix in one of the words below. Which one?

missing

mistress

mission

misjudge

  • Question 1

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

behave

CORRECT ANSWER
misbehave
EDDIE SAYS
To misbehave means to behave badly.
  • Question 2

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

place

CORRECT ANSWER
misplace
EDDIE SAYS
To misplace something means to lose it because you have put it in the wrong place.
  • Question 3

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

fire

CORRECT ANSWER
misfire
EDDIE SAYS
If a gun misfires it means that it doesn\'t fire properly.
  • Question 4

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

pronounce

CORRECT ANSWER
mispronounce
EDDIE SAYS
To mispronounce something means to pronounce it wrongly. When we learn a foreign language it is easy to mispronounce words!
  • Question 5

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

hear

CORRECT ANSWER
mishear
EDDIE SAYS
To mishear something is to hear it wrongly. For example, if someone tells you his name is Tom, but you thought he said Jon, then you misheard him.
  • Question 6

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

read

CORRECT ANSWER
misread
EDDIE SAYS
To misread something is to read it wrongly.
  • Question 7

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

take

CORRECT ANSWER
mistake
EDDIE SAYS
The word mistake now means anything we do wrong, but it originally meant to take something wrongly.
  • Question 8

Add the prefix mis- to the following word to make a new verb and write it in the answer box. Think about what the new verb means.

 

inform

CORRECT ANSWER
misinform
EDDIE SAYS
To misinform someone is to give them the wrong information.
  • Question 9

The letters mis- at the beginning of a word are sometimes part of the word itself and not a prefix.

 

For example, the word mister doesn't mean a wrong ter!

 

Mis- is only a verb prefix in one of the words below. Work out which one by seeing if the first three letters add the meaning of doing something wrongly.

CORRECT ANSWER
misunderstand
EDDIE SAYS
To misunderstand is to understand something or someone wrongly. The letters \'mis\' are not prefixes in the other three words.
  • Question 10

Again, mis- is only a verb prefix in one of the words below. Which one?

CORRECT ANSWER
misjudge
EDDIE SAYS
To misjudge someone is to form the wrong opinion of them. For example: I misjudged Kayden. I thought he was lazy but he\'s been working really hard.
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