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Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 3

In this worksheet, students practise generating new words by adding prefixes to root words.

'Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word. Knowing what a prefix means can help us to understand new words.

 

If we add the prefix un- to a word, it usually gives it the opposite meaning.

happy / unhappy

 

If we add the prefix re- to a word, it usually means that the action is being done again.

paint / repaint

 

If we add the prefix mis- to a word, it usually means that something is being done wrongly.

behave / misbehave

 

In this activity, you can practise adding prefixes to words to make new words.

 

You can also check your words using a dictionary. 

 

 

Which prefix would you add to the word tidy to make a new word that means the opposite of tidy?

untidy

retidy

mistidy

Which prefix would you add to the word hear to make a new word that means 'to hear something wrongly'?

unhear

rehear

mishear

Which prefix would you add to the word build to make a new word that means 'to build again'?

unbuild

rebuild

misbuild

Which prefix would you add to the word pleasant to make a new word that means the opposite of pleasant?

unpleasant

repleasant

mispleasant

Which prefix would you add to the word selfish to make a new word that means the opposite of selfish?

unselfish

reselfish

misselfish

Add a prefix to the word read so that the word means 'to read something wrongly'.


Write the new word in the answer box.

Add a prefix to the word visit so that the word means 'to visit again'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

Add a prefix to the word inform so that the word means 'to inform wrongly'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

Add a prefix to the word popular so that the word means the opposite of popular.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

Add a prefix to the word count so that the word means 'to count wrongly'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

  • Question 1

Which prefix would you add to the word tidy to make a new word that means the opposite of tidy?

CORRECT ANSWER
untidy
EDDIE SAYS
'Untidy' means to be messy, and is the opposite of 'tidy'.
  • Question 2

Which prefix would you add to the word hear to make a new word that means 'to hear something wrongly'?

CORRECT ANSWER
mishear
EDDIE SAYS
'Mishear' means that you did not hear something properly, and is the opposite of 'hear'.
  • Question 3

Which prefix would you add to the word build to make a new word that means 'to build again'?

CORRECT ANSWER
rebuild
EDDIE SAYS
To 'rebuild' something means to build it again.
  • Question 4

Which prefix would you add to the word pleasant to make a new word that means the opposite of pleasant?

CORRECT ANSWER
unpleasant
EDDIE SAYS
'Unpleasant' means something that isn't very nice, and is the opposite of 'pleasant'.
'Repleasant' and 'mispleasant' are not real words.
  • Question 5

Which prefix would you add to the word selfish to make a new word that means the opposite of selfish?

CORRECT ANSWER
unselfish
EDDIE SAYS
To be 'unselfish' means to look out for others before yourself. It is the opposite of being 'selfish'.
  • Question 6

Add a prefix to the word read so that the word means 'to read something wrongly'.


Write the new word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
misread
EDDIE SAYS
'Misread' means that you did not read something properly. Similarly, 'mishear' means that you did not hear something properly.
  • Question 7

Add a prefix to the word visit so that the word means 'to visit again'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
revisit
EDDIE SAYS
To 'revisit' something means to visit it again.
  • Question 8

Add a prefix to the word inform so that the word means 'to inform wrongly'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
misinform
EDDIE SAYS
To 'misinform' means to give incorrect information.
  • Question 9

Add a prefix to the word popular so that the word means the opposite of popular.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
unpopular
EDDIE SAYS
To be 'unpopular' means that you do not have many friends.
  • Question 10

Add a prefix to the word count so that the word means 'to count wrongly'.

 

Write the new word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
miscount
EDDIE SAYS
To 'miscount' means that you have not counted correctly.
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