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Prefixes and Suffixes

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Prefixes and Suffixes Worksheets


Complete each sentence with a word that has the prefix dis- or un-. Words include untied, disagree, unable, and disobey.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Add a prefix to each word in parenthesis ( ) to complete each sentence.
1st through 3rd Grades
Add a prefix to each root word to make a new word. Then define the new word.
1st through 3rd Grades


Complete each sentence with a word that has the suffix -ful or -less. Words include harmless, colorful, worthless, and thankful.
1st through 3rd Grades
Add -ed to the word in parenthesis to complete each sentence. Students will need to change the y to an i and then add -ed. Words include copied, cried, tried, and studied.
1st through 3rd Grades
There are three ways to pronounce suffix -ed. Sort the words into three different pronunciation groups.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Unscramble the letters to make a word with the suffix -or, -er, or -ist. Words include artist, traveler, reader, and sailor.
1st through 3rd Grades
Complete the sentences with word that ends with -ed or -ing. or -less. Words include spying, cried, buying, tried, and worried.
1st through 3rd Grades
Add the suffix -sion or -tion to each verb to make a noun. Then use each word in a complete sentence. Words include education, expansion, protection, subtraction, decision, and persuasion.
2nd through 4th Grades
Transform verbs into nouns using the Latin suffix "-ment".
3rd and 4th Grades

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