Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Do prefixes, suffixes, and root words project you into a state of discombobulation? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby demystify these important word components. You’ll find out how prefixes and suffixes can change a word’s part of speech, and even its meaning. You’ll also learn about the order in which prefixes, suffixes, and roots appear in a word. Tim will explain the definitions of some common prefixes and suffixes, and let you in on what languages many of them originally come from! So prepare yourself for a super-fun English reviewification!

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