Over and Under as prefixes (with Video)

I’m sure you have heard the words OVER and UNDER before. In this blog post I’ll show you how they can be used as prefixes to change the meaning of other words you may already know! Do you know what a prefix is? A prefix is: a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to …

English suffix ~ous Learn with lots of example sentences! (Updated with VIDEO!)

The English suffix ~OUS In July of 2017, some dangerous ants were found in Oi, a port in Tokyo. The ants are called ‘fire ants’ and they are poisonous! ant [noun ] a small insect that lives in highly organized groups.  port [noun] a place where ships load and unload goods or shelter from storms From this news, we used 2 adjectives with the suffix ~ous. Dangerous and poisonous. …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning (STILL MORE!) suffixes

In English there are many MANY suffixes used with some very common words. So far we have learned the suffixes en (The function of en is to change adjectives or nouns into verbs), able (able means able to be; possible)  like (like means resembling or having the same characteristic). Today we’ll learn the suffix –ness and what it means as an English suffix.The suffix –ness means state (condition) or quality. Words (usually adjectives) with the suffix ness become nouns. Please look …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning (EVEN MORE!) suffixes

In English there are many MANY suffixes used with some very common words. So far we have learned the suffixes en (The function of en is to change adjectives or nouns into verbs); able (able means able to be; possible).Today we’ll learn the suffix –like and what it means as an English suffix.The suffix –like means resembling or having the same characteristic. Look at the following examples:“My uncle Lester is …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning (MORE!) suffixes

On April 11th we learned what a suffix is“A suffix is an addition to the end of a word, that gives the word a new meaning.”  In English there are many MANY suffixes used with some very common words. The most common are probably the suffixes we use for comparisons ‘bigger‘ and superlatives ‘biggest.’ Today let’s look at the suffix able.The suffix –able means able …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning prefixes #4

RE*In English we use the prefix RE to mean AGAIN.“The teacher was unhappy with my report. She told me to redo it.” = do again“Mike repainted his house last weekend. It looks great now!” = paint againboth of these words are verbs Here is a video I made last year explaining the prefixes  UN and RE

Increase your English vocabulary by learning prefixes #3

OVER*In English we use the prefix OVER to mean EXCESSIVELY or COMPLETELY. “I can’t believe the team lost the league championship after such a strong season. I guess they thought the final would be easy so they got overconfident.” = excessively (too) confident“I was overjoyed when I found out that I won a free vacation!” = completely happyboth of these words are adjectives UNDER*In English …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning prefixes #2

In English we have a few prefixes with a meaning of NO, NON or OPPOSITE. Last time we learned about the prefix DIS so today let’s look at some more prefixes with a similar meaning. IN/IM “My boss was angry because my assignment was incomplete.” = not complete “Jerry can’t finish that report by Friday! That’s impossible!” = not possible …

Increase your English vocabulary by learning prefixes

Many English words use prefixes. A prefix is an addition to the beginning of a word, that gives the word a new meaning. Here is an example: disconnect dis is an example of a prefix. If we know the root word and the function of the prefix we can easily increase our vocabulary. For example: connect (verb) means – to join together two …