|A prefix is a syllable at the beginning of a word that changes its meaning.|
A suffix is a syllable at the end of a word that changes its meaning. In most cases, when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel, drop the final e of the root word. For example: fame becomes famous. Also change a final y in the root word to i before adding any suffix except ing. For example, silly becomes silliness.
Directions: Choose the word with the correct suffix or prefix to replace the underlined word in each question. As a homework, write at least one word with each of the prefixes and suffixes given above and use the words in sentences.