Prefixes

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  • Q1

    Which of the following is the prefix of ‘ripe’?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    over

    Explanation:

    The word ‘over ripe’ means fruit which developed beyond its harvest.

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  • Q2

    A few sailors are still __shore, we can’t leave the shore right now.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    re

    Explanation:

    Ashore’ means on land and opposite to sea.

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  • Q3

    Which of these is a prefix of ‘power’?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    em

    Explanation:

    ‘Empower’ means to give someone authority to do something.

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  • Q4

    Choose the correct option.

    1. Which of the following is not a prefix?

    a. mis b. ish c. re

    2. Which prefix can you add to the word ‘power’ to mean ‘to make efficient’?

    a. mis b. dis c. em

    3. Which of these is a correct spelling?

    a. ashore b. asshore c. ashshore

    4. Which of these prefixes means ‘two’?

    a. di b. bi c. tri

    5. Which prefix can you not add to the root word ‘sure’ to make a new word?

    a. un b. en c. re

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. b. ish

    2. c. em

    3. a. ashore

    4. b. bi

    5. c. re

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  • Q5

    Put the word in the brackets into the correct form using a prefix.

    (i) She has (closed) her friend’s secret.

    (ii) Patrick was extremely (happy) after his grandmother’s death.

    (iii) It is a highly (possible) thing for me to lie to him.

    (iv) My mother will go to the (market) tomorrow.

    (v) I need to (clutter) my closet.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) She has disclosed her friend’s secret.

    (ii) Patrick was extremely unhappy after his grandmother’s death.

    (iii) It is a highly impossible thing for me to lie to him.

    (iv) My mother will go to the supermarket tomorrow.

    (v) I need to de-clutter my closet.

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