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Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 2

In this worksheet, students consider further examples of verbs with the prefix over-, including those where the meaning is less obvious.

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'Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Nouns, Verbs & Tenses

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Worksheet Overview

The prefix over- usually has the meaning of 'too much' when it is added to a verb. For example:

He overcharged me for those crisps. That's not fair!

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Sometimes, however, it is not so obvious. To oversee does not mean to see too much, but to supervise or keep a watch over something.

The warehouse manager's job is to oversee the workers.


In this worksheet you will be looking at words where the prefix over- may mean different things. You might find a dictionary helpful.

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