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    7 PREFIXES AND THEIR MEANINGS

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    7 PREFIXES AND THEIR MEANINGS

    Post by adaywithmylove on Mon May 12, 2008 11:26 am

    A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or
    change its meaning. Here are 7 common prefixes in English,
    together with their basic meaning and some examples.

    1. counter-
    meaning: opposition, opposite direction
    example: counter-attack, counteract

    2. extra-
    meaning: outside, beyond
    example: extracurricular, extramarital

    3. hemi-
    meaning: half
    example: hemisphere

    4. inter-
    meaning: between, among
    example: interact, interchange

    5. non-
    meaning: absence, negation
    example: non-smoker, non-alcoholic

    6. post-
    meaning: after in time or order
    example: postpone

    7. re-
    meaning: again
    example: repaint, reappraise, reawake

    See more prefixes and their meanings at:
    http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/prefixes.htm
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