50 Examples of Prefixes and Suffixes in English

50 Examples of Prefixes and Suffixes in English

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The suffix, which is a letter or a collection of letters used to create a new word in English and can be put at the end of the desired word, can be converted into a different word when added to any word. While the meaning of this converted word will not be much different, it will be structurally different, you can see that a word that is a verb is an adjective.

This subject is a must-learn for anyone who wants to learn new words in English because once you learn this subject, you will be able to learn words in groups and save time.

Here are Common Suffix List, Meaning and Examples

–ageA resultWreckage
–anceAn action os stateImportance
-antA personAssistant
–eeA personReferee
-enceAn action or stateDifference
-er / –orA personTeacher
–eryA type or place of workBakery
–essMakes a feminine formWaitress
-fulAs much as will fillSpoonful
–ismA belief or conditionJudaism
–istA personFlorist
–mentAn action or stateMeasurement
–nessA quality or statehappiness



Prefixes, consisting of syllables or syllables added to the beginning of a word or the root of a word, to change the meaning of another word, enable English-speaking people to create new words and make these newly created words easy to understand. Learning these prefixes, which make English quite colorful and somewhat complex, helps you learn new words. For this reason, you should learn these prefixes and the meanings they add to the sentence.

un-oppositeuncover, unlock, unsafe, unemployment
trans-across; move betweentransatlantic, transcend, transfer, transact, transport
super-abovesupersonic, superstar, supernatural, superstore
sub-undersubmarine, subtext, substandard, substitute, subversive
semi-halfsemicircle, semiprecious, semicolon, semifinal
re-again; backrewrite, reread, return
pre-beforepreview, pretest, prevent, preplan
over-too muchoverload, overdo, overact, overboard, overdose
non-notnonsense, nonverbal, nonstick, nonspecific
mis-wronglymisjudge, misinterpret, misguided, mismatch, misplace
mid-middlemidterm, Midwest, midstream, midway, midnight
inter-between, amonginterstate, international, intermission, intermingle, interface
in- , im-, ir-into; notinvade, implant, imperfect, immoral, inedible, incapable, irregular, irresponsible, irritate
fore-beforeforeshadow, foresight, foreseeable, forecast, foreground