The Most Common Used Prefixes in English – Video

The most common used english prefixes, definitions and example sentences;

Prefix Prefix Prefix
ex- dis- anti-
pre- mis- post-
auto- re- un-
im- ir- over-
semi- tri- in-
non- inter sub
super trans under
fore- mid-

Ex-Meaning; Former, older, out of, away from, lacking
Example Words; exhale, ex-wife, exauthorize, excentral
Example Sentence; His ex-wife was supposed to meet you at a friend’s home.
Dis-Meaning; Not, opposite of, reverse
Example Words; disagree, disappear, disregard, disqualified
Example Sentence; 
She was disqualified from that football competition.
Anti-Meaning; Against
Example Words; antifreeze, antipathy, antibiotic, antisocial, anti-war
Example Sentence; She took part in the anti-war demonstration.

Pre-Meaning; Before
Example Words; prefix, preschool, pre-intermediate, pre-tax
Example Sentence; Preschool prepares children for kindergarten.
Mis-Meaning; Wrong, wrongly
Example Words; misunderstand, misfire,
Example Sentence; I’m sorry but you misunderstood me.
Post-Meaning; Later
Example Words; post-office, postgraduate
Example Sentence; I will do my postgraduate work at Toronto University.
Auto-Meaning; Self,
Example Words; automatic, automobile
Example Sentence; Do you drive a manual or automatic?
Re-Meaning; Again
Example Words; return, remainder, re-useable.
Example Sentence; This vehicle is certainly re-useable.
Un-Meaning; Not
Example Words; unhappy, unfriendly
Example Sentence; You must careful about him. Him attitudes are unfriendly.
Im-Meaning; Not
Example Words; impolite, impossible
Example Sentence; I’m sorry but You are very impolite person.
Ir-Meaning; Not
Example Words; irrelevant, irregular
Example Sentence; You can use this page about irregular verbs.
Over-Meaning; Too, in excess of
Example Words; overlook, overdose
Example Sentence; This is too important to overlook.

Semi-Meaning; Half
Example Words; semifinal, semicircle, semi-final
Example Sentence; To reach the semifinal is a big achievement for our team.
Tri-Meaning; Three
Example Words; triangle
Example Sentence; You must study topics related to triangle.
In-Meaning; Not
Example Words; infield, innocent, injuctice
Example Sentence; He must speak out against injustice.


Meaning; Not
Example Words; nonsense, nonstop
Example Sentence; This plane flies nonstop to Toronto.

Inter-Meaning; Between
Example Words; international, interrupt, interrail
Example Sentence; English is an international language.
Sub-Meaning; Under
Example Words; submarine, subway, supprime
Example Sentence; She has never seen a blue submarine in my life.
Super-Meaning; Above, topping
Example Words; supernational, superclass, superstar
Example Sentence; She is one of the best superstars in the world.
Trans-Meaning; Across
Example Words; translate, transatlantic, transparent
Example Sentence; I think, this transparent liquid contains some dangerous proteins.
Under-Meaning; Below, down
Example Words; understand, undersea, underwater
Example Sentence; Can you swim underwater?
Fore-Meaning; Before
Example Words; forecast, forever
Example Sentence; The weather forecast is not necessarily reliable.
Mid-Meaning; Middle
Example Words; midway, middle
Example Sentence; When George was midway through a sentence, the mobile phone went dead.

One thought on “The Most Common Used Prefixes in English – Video

  • November 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    i strongly support and appreciate on this achievement.i would appreciate it if you try to develop this web page more to become rich in variety of lessons or methods that can ease learner, especially in Listening.

Comments are closed.