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Understand Verb Prefixes: Dis- 2

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

'Understand Verb Prefixes: Dis- 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

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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 dis- is added to verbs they generally mean the opposite of what they previously meant.

Girl holding strawberriesGirl drinking orange juice

The opposite of like is dislike.

The opposite of agree is disagree.

 

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

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

 

qualify

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

 

connect

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

 

allow

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

 

embark

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

 

appear

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

 

infect

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

 

obey

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

 

please

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

For example, a disaster is not the opposite of an aster!

 

Look at the words below. Only one of them is a verb with the prefix dis-.

Work out which one by taking away the first three letters and seeing if it leaves a verb with the opposite meaning.

district

distraught

disbelieve

discuss

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

disco

disturb

distance

disapprove

  • Question 1

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

 

qualify

CORRECT ANSWER
disqualify
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort. You just add the prefix 'dis' to the start of the word to get a word with a different meaning. To disqualify someone means to stop them from competing in a competition if they break the rules.
  • Question 2

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

 

connect

CORRECT ANSWER
disconnect
EDDIE SAYS
Remember you can use a dictionary to look up any meanings you do not know. The opposite of connect is disconnect, which means to break the connection between one thing and another. You've got this!
  • Question 3

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

 

allow

CORRECT ANSWER
disallow
EDDIE SAYS
Keep up the great effort! To disallow something means to refuse to allow it. It is not a very common word but football fans will have heard of goals being disallowed!
  • Question 4

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

 

embark

CORRECT ANSWER
disembark
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this one? To embark means to get onto a ship or aeroplane, so disembark means the opposite - to get off a ship or aeroplane!
  • Question 5

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

 

appear

CORRECT ANSWER
disappear
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! To disappear means to go out of sight or become invisible.
  • Question 6

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

 

infect

CORRECT ANSWER
disinfect
EDDIE SAYS
Adding the prefix 'did' changes the word completely. To disinfect something means to clean it by destroying bacteria.
  • Question 7

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

 

obey

CORRECT ANSWER
disobey
EDDIE SAYS
Looking good! To disobey means to break the rules and not do as you're told.
  • Question 8

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

 

please

CORRECT ANSWER
displease
EDDIE SAYS
High five! To displease someone means to make them feel annoyed or angry. Nearly done!
  • Question 9

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

For example, a disaster is not the opposite of an aster!

 

Look at the words below. Only one of them is a verb with the prefix dis-.

Work out which one by taking away the first three letters and seeing if it leaves a verb with the opposite meaning.

CORRECT ANSWER
disbelieve
EDDIE SAYS
To disbelieve someone is the opposite of believing them. The letters 'dis' are not prefixes in the other words in the list. Keep it up super star!
  • Question 10

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

CORRECT ANSWER
disapprove
EDDIE SAYS
To disapprove of something is the opposite of approving of it, or liking it. In the other three words the letters 'dis' are part of the word itself and not a prefix.
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