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Year 3 and Year 4 Suffix and Prefix Word Mat

Learning and understanding meanings of common prefix and suffix will get you better in spellings and helps you understand hundreds of other words in English. Our Free Year 3 and Year 4 Suffix and prefix Mat will help you learn all the words quickly.

What are the suffixes and prefixes

Sometimes word consists of other word or part of words placed at the end or beginning that change their meaning.

for example: unhappy so the un-word added to the root word (happy) and change its meaning to not happy.

If a part of the word is added at the start of the word it is called prefix and if it is added at the end of a word it is called as a suffix.

Prefix
A prefix is a word or letters places before the root of a word.

For example, the word “unreal” consists of the prefix “un-” [which means “not”] combined with the root word “real”; the word “unreal” means “not real.”

Suffix
A suffix is word or letters placed after the root of a word.

For example, the word tasteless consists of the root word “taste” combined with the suffix “-less” [which means “without”]; the word “tasteless” means “having no taste at all.”

To understand suffix and prefix more show this wonderful song to your children.

Suffix and prefix mat for Year 3 and Year 4 children:

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Suffix and Prefix

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