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Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 1

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

'Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

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 over- is added to verbs it generally has the meaning of 'too much' or 'too many'.

For example:

Jack overcooked the cake and it came out of the oven all black.

 

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

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

 

work

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

 

sleep

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

 

charge

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

 

protect

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

 

spend

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

 

load

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

 

price

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

 

act

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

 

book

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

 

package

  • Question 1

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

 

work

CORRECT ANSWER
overwork
EDDIE SAYS
To overwork means to work too hard or for too long.
  • Question 2

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

 

sleep

CORRECT ANSWER
oversleep
EDDIE SAYS
To oversleep means to sleep for too long.
  • Question 3

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

 

charge

CORRECT ANSWER
overcharge
EDDIE SAYS
To overcharge means to charge too much for something.
  • Question 4

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

 

protect

CORRECT ANSWER
overprotect
EDDIE SAYS
To overprotect means to protect somebody too much and not allow them to make their own choices.
  • Question 5

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

 

spend

CORRECT ANSWER
overspend
EDDIE SAYS
To overspend means to spend too much money on something or to spend more money than you have actually got.
  • Question 6

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

 

load

CORRECT ANSWER
overload
EDDIE SAYS
To overload means to load too much onto something, usually making it dangerous.
  • Question 7

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

 

price

CORRECT ANSWER
overprice
EDDIE SAYS
To overprice something means to put too high a price on it. For example, if you see a necklace that you think is worth about £5 but it has a price tag saying £10 you would think that it is overpriced.
  • Question 8

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

 

act

CORRECT ANSWER
overact
EDDIE SAYS
To overact means to act in a way that is not natural. If people overact when they are performing on stage it means that they exaggerate their actions too much.
  • Question 9

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

 

book

CORRECT ANSWER
overbook
EDDIE SAYS
To overbook means to take more reservations than there is room for. If a theatre has 100 seats but the company sells 110 tickets then they are overbooking.
  • Question 10

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

 

package

CORRECT ANSWER
overpackage
EDDIE SAYS
To overpackage something means to wrap it in too much packaging.
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