Prefixes and Suffixes Presentation

Prefixes and Suffixes Presentation

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Haddad Hadi presents his presentation on prefixes, suffixes, and root words. He teaches what they are, how to use them, and what he has learned about them.

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  •  Hey Kids! Are your presentations ready on prefixes and suffixes? How about Haddad Hadi goes up first? Come up to the front of the class!
  • So, what are root words to start off with? Root words are the base words of a word that uses suffixes and prefixes. For example in the word telephone, tele is the root word and it means far
  • But Haddad Hadi, I don't get it? Can you give me more examples of root words?
  • Why sure Sakura, I can give you more examples. Like legal refers to the law, so illegal means it is against the law. Another example is dress, which refers to clothing. So undress would mean to take off the clothes. 
  • My next topic is about prefixes, which are parts of a word at the beginning which adds on to make another definition. Some examples would be re-, which means again. In review, it would mean to look over again. Im- would mean not, like impatient means not pacient.  Mis- means wrong, so misread means to have read wrongly.
  • My next topic is about suffixes. Suffixes are sort of like prefixes, except they go at the end of a word to make another definition. For example, -ist means one who is something. So if we take communist for example, it means that someone who believes or practices communism. Another example is -er, which means to perform an action. So helper would mean that someone helps. -Ness means a state of an object, so kindness would mean being in state of nice. These are just a few examples of suffixes.
  • Prefixes, suffixes, and root words are very important to use, because first of all we use them in everyday life. Secondly, if we don't practice them, then you won't understand what others are saying. Next of all, we can use them to be more descriptive to what we want to say. And last of all, we can make our statements a lot more shorter. I've also learned a lot through this as well. I also learned so much from doing this as well. I learned so many new defintions from prefixes, suffixes, and root words. I learned that all of them have many different origins or backgrounds. Next, I didn't notice of how much we use prefixes, suffixes, and root words everyday and how we should practice them more often. Finally, they are also a huge part of the English language. Thanks everyone!
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