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Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 2

In this worksheet, students will consider further examples of verbs with the prefix over-, including those where the meaning is less obvious.

'Understand Verb Prefixes: Over- 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Popular topics:   Verbs worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

The prefix over- usually has the meaning of 'too much' when it is added to a verb.


For example:

He overcharged me for those crisps. That's not fair!


angry child


Sometimes, however, it is not so obvious. To oversee does not mean to see too much, but to supervise or keep a watch over something.

The warehouse manager's job is to oversee the workers.


In this worksheet, you will be looking at words where the prefix over- may mean different things. Don't get too overexcited!


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