Prefixes and Suffixes

Hi Everyone,

It is a beautiful day out there today, feeling a little like autumn??? We started today with a review of prefixes and suffixes.  We all know that a prefix is a group of letters placed before the root of a word. For example, take the root word happy and put the prefix un+happy and we get unhappy. So we’ve changed the meaning of the root word to its opposite. This chart may help 

Now let’s look at suffixes, which are also a group of letters placed after the root word – and how certain suffixes can change verbs to nouns and adjectives to nouns. For example, the the verb (to) arrive change it to a noun by adding aat the end and we have arrival. This chart may help

Here are the practice worksheets we did in class – Answers Prefix Practice  and Answers Noun Suffixes. Nice work everyone!

Today’s topic was on prefixes and we first took a look at how many prefixes mean the same thing – for example im-, in- and un- all mean “not” , but can  not used interchangeably for all words. So, although there are not rules about when to use what prefix, there is a certain pattern in English. Take a look at these 15 adjectives and how we changed them to the opposite by using im- , in-, and un-  im in un prefixes table . This brings us to today’s topic and film “Inseparable”. Who or what is inseparable? It can be couples, partners, family members, twins, and even mac and cheese, and pizza and coke! We watched the film and afterwards discussed the plot and who was inseparable and why. Then we talked about whether we would do what Joe and Charlie did, under what circumstances and why. Great job and thanks for contributing all your opinions, thoughts and insights! Take another look at the film here 

Words of the day

nuisance (noun) : a person, thing or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems                                                                                                                          My older sister is still single and living at home, she is such a nuisance.

pitch in (phrasal verb) : to do something or give something to help a person, group, or cause {informal}                                                                                                              It was so great to see all my neighbors pitching in last weekend to clean up outside after all the bad weather we had this winter.

pensive (adjective) : thoughtful or quietly sad                                                                     She sat by herself, looking pensive , I think she had a lot on her mind.

Remember to relax and practice!

Enjoy the beautiful weekend******