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Use Prefixes to Create Antonyms

In this worksheet, students create antonyms by adding the correct prefix to existing words.

'Use Prefixes to Create Antonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning to another word. Many antonyms are formed by adding the prefix un- to an existing word.

for example:

happy   unhappy

kind   unkind

 

The prefixes mis-, dis-, in-, ir- and im- and il- are used instead of un- with some words to create antonyms.

for example:

lead   mislead

like   dislike

visible   invisible

regular   irregular

possible   impossible

logical   illogical

 

Mis- usually has the meaning of doing something wrongly, such as misinforming someone about something. However, most of the prefixes mean exactly the same thing as each other, so it is just a case of learning which ones should be added to particular words.

 

You may find a dictionary helpful for this worksheet.

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

It is quite convenient for us to come to your house this evening.

unconvenient

inconvenient

disconvenient

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

Did you hear what I said?

unhear

mishear

dishear

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

I needed to install a program on my computer.

ininstall

uninstall

disinstall

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

Please tell me if you approve of my new girlfriend.

inapprove

misapprove

disapprove

This time, write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

The motor bike appeared over the brow of the hill.

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

Your decision is making it difficult for the rest of us.

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

This mattress is quite comfortable.

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

I understood his motive when he missed the meeting.

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

I don't think it is responsible to let your children watch that on T.V.

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

Your work is very accurate.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

It is quite convenient for us to come to your house this evening.

CORRECT ANSWER
inconvenient
  • Question 2

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

Did you hear what I said?

CORRECT ANSWER
mishear
  • Question 3

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

I needed to install a program on my computer.

CORRECT ANSWER
uninstall
  • Question 4

Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word in the sentence.

 

Please tell me if you approve of my new girlfriend.

CORRECT ANSWER
disapprove
  • Question 5

This time, write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

The motor bike appeared over the brow of the hill.

CORRECT ANSWER
disappeared
  • Question 6

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

Your decision is making it difficult for the rest of us.

CORRECT ANSWER
indecision
  • Question 7

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

This mattress is quite comfortable.

CORRECT ANSWER
uncomfortable
  • Question 8

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

I understood his motive when he missed the meeting.

CORRECT ANSWER
misunderstood
  • Question 9

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

I don't think it is responsible to let your children watch that on T.V.

CORRECT ANSWER
irresponsible
  • Question 10

Write the correct antonym in the answer box.

 

Your work is very accurate.

CORRECT ANSWER
inaccurate
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