How Can You Find a Word's Prefix?

How Can You Find a Word's Prefix?

Find a word's prefix at VirtualSalt.com and EnchantedLearning.com as of 2015. The websites list common prefixes, meanings and examples. EnchantedLearning.com also offers worksheets and activities to practice prefixes and suffixes. Register on the website to access an ad-free version and more print-friendly pages.

A prefix comes before the stem of a word, and the addition of the prefix changes the word's meaning. Prefixes are also called preformatives because they change the form of words. A suffix is similar to a prefix, except it is put at the end of a word to change its meaning. In addition to English, the Russian, German and Japanese languages also use prefixes.