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Overview of Affixes with Unchanging Base Words
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An affix is a word part added to the beginning or end of a base word to create a new word. Some words have an affix at the beginning, which is called a prefix, and others have an affix at the end, which is called a suffix. Words can also have both a prefix and a suffix.
Some common prefixes include: de-, mis-, pre-, and un-.
Common suffixes include: -ing, -ly, -ness, and -y.
Also keep in mind that sometimes affixes can change the meaning of words. Teaching affixes will help students read larger, more complex words and discover their meanings.