Quiz: How Many of These Prefixes and Suffixes Can You Define?
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How Many of These Prefixes and Suffixes Can You Define?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

English is a complex language with roots and exceptions than a person can count, and can even throw off native speakers and experts. See if you know your post-s and pre-s with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

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Are prefixes at the beginning or end of words?
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The prefix "post-" means:
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Which suffix means without?
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What does the prefix "ante-" mean?
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Which single letter makes a suffix?
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What does the prefix "circum-" mean?
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Does the word "religious" have a prefix or a suffix?
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What does the prefix "dis-" mean?
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Which of these prefixes mean "more than"?
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Which suffix means something has the quality of an adjective?
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Which of these prefixes mean "before"?
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Freedom, boredom and kingdom all share which suffix?
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To publicize something means to make it:
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Which of these prefixes mean "not"?
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What does the suffix "-acy" mean?
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The prefix "mid-" means:
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The prefix "omni-" means:
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Which of these suffixes turn verbs into words which describe those who do a specific action?
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The prefix "re-" means what?
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Which prefix means "under"?
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Putting "-ism" the end of words turns them into:
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Which prefix means "two"?
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The suffix "-al" relates to:
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What does the prefix "macro-" mean?
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Which prefix means "wrong"?
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Which suffix would you combine with the root word science to describe a person who practices in that field?
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Which of these suffixes is most commonly added onto verbs?
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The prefix "anti-" means:
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Which of these suffixes is commonly added onto adjectives?
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Which of these verb suffixes mean to become?
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The prefix "ex-" can mean:
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Which suffix refers to direction?
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Which suffix is commonly associated with adverbs?
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The prefix "co-" means _______.
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Does the word "supernatural" have a prefix or a suffix?
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