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Part IV. Uprooting Root Words > Chapter 19. Common Prefixes - Pg. 43

43 Chapter 19. Common Prefixes Many prefixes keep their original spellings when attached to root words, but others do not. For easier pronunciation, the spelling of a prefix sometimes changes when it is added to a root: ex- + mit = emit; sub- + fer = suffer; com- + equal = coequal. Some prefixes look alike when they are attached to roots; for example, hyper- and hypo-, ante- and anti- . Be careful because these prefixes do not mean the same thing. Prefix 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. ab- ad- anti- com-, con- de- dis- ex- homo- in-, i- inter- mal- mis- per- post- pre- pro- re- sub- trans- un- Meaning away from, against to, toward against together, with away, down apart, out out same not between bad, evil wrong through after before for, in place of back, again under across not Examples abject, abolish, absent admit, admire, adhere antibiotic, anticlimax, antidote compress, connect, contain devalue, decide, defer dismiss, disarm, disable express, exit, expect Homo sapiens, homogenized indefinite, irresponsible, illegal intermediate, interim malpractice, maladjusted, malice mistake, misplace, mislead, misspell persuade, persecute postpone, posthaste preview, predict, prevent pronoun, project, provide report, react, respond submarine, submit, subside transport, transcend, transcribe uneasy, uncommon, unthinkable Exercise #4 for Practice Using Negative Prefixes In the sentences below, write the correct word in each blank space. Check your answers at the end of the section. Example: To distort something is to bend it out of shape. 1.1. On "Star Trek," when Mr. Spock says something is illogical, he means that it does __________ make sense. not;