Identify prefixes and suffixes of words by first noting the root word that they are attached to. The affixes are generally not complete words on their own, unlike the root words, which can always stand alone. For example... More »

Some common prefixes include "de-," "mis-," "pre-," "pro-" and "re-," and some common suffixes include "-able," "-ful," "-ing," "-less" and "-ness." A prefix is a group of letters that appears before the root of a word. ... More » Education

The Enchanted Learning, and Learn That Word websites provide lists of prefixes and suffixes in the English language, their meanings and examples of words that use them. and Learn That Wo... More » Education

Charts displaying word roots, prefixes and suffixes are available at,, and These websites provide word roots, prefixes and suffixes as well as definiti... More » Education

Understand the vocabulary word, including any prefixes and suffixes, to ensure you use it properly within the sentence. Once the meaning is clear for you, write a sentence that not only uses the word correctly but makes ... More » Education

To improve your spelling, keep studying the most difficult words, sound each word out loud, and know the rules of suffixes and prefixes. Read often, as it helps to see how words are spelled out to eventually remember the... More » Education

There are several good resources on the Internet for finding Latin root words, prefixes and suffixes, including and Both list common Latin root words and their definitions, along with ex... More » Education