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Understand Verb Prefixes: Level 2

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

'Understand Verb Prefixes: Level 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 re- is added to verbs it generally has the meaning of doing something again.

 

For example, to rewrite something is to write it out again.

 

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

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

 

build

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

 

visit

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

 

play

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

 

claim

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

 

fill

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

 

appear

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

 

arrange

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

 

pay

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

 

view

In some cases the letters re at the beginning of a word are not a prefix. For example, in the word reach, the re is simply part of the word.

 

Only one of the words in the list below is a verb with the prefix re-. Which one?

redcurrant

recycle

reckon

reed

  • Question 1

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

 

build

CORRECT ANSWER
rebuild
EDDIE SAYS
Great to see you having a try! To rebuild something means to build it again.
  • Question 2

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

 

visit

CORRECT ANSWER
revisit
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! To revisit a place means to visit it again. The word can also be used for ideas and memories. For example: Grandad didn't like revisiting his memories of the war.
  • Question 3

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

 

play

CORRECT ANSWER
replay
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! To replay something is to play it again.
  • Question 4

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

 

claim

CORRECT ANSWER
reclaim
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get is correct? To reclaim something is to get it back again. For example, if someone has to travel to London by train for a meeting, they may be able to reclaim the price of their ticket from their company.
  • Question 5

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

 

fill

CORRECT ANSWER
refill
EDDIE SAYS
High five! To refill something is to fill it up again.
  • Question 6

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

 

appear

CORRECT ANSWER
reappear
EDDIE SAYS
You getting the hang of this now? Remember a prefix goes in front of the original word. To reappear is to appear again.
  • Question 7

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

 

arrange

CORRECT ANSWER
rearrange
EDDIE SAYS
To rearrange something is to arrange it in a different way. For example: My auntie has rearranged all the furniture in her living room. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 8

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

 

pay

CORRECT ANSWER
repay
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly there super star! To repay something is to pay it back again.
  • Question 9

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

 

view

CORRECT ANSWER
review
EDDIE SAYS
How you doing? To review something means to look at it again. It also has the meaning of deciding whether something is good or needs to be changed. For example: We reviewed our classroom rules yesterday and added some new ones.
  • Question 10

In some cases the letters re at the beginning of a word are not a prefix. For example, in the word reach, the re is simply part of the word.

 

Only one of the words in the list below is a verb with the prefix re-. Which one?

CORRECT ANSWER
recycle
EDDIE SAYS
What star effort! To recycle something means to use it again. In the other words, the letters 're' are simply part of the word and not a prefix.
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