What is a prefix?Do not be fooled this is a foreign word - it is just a set-top box, with which, for example, in English and some other languages, you can change the value of a word.This article examines in detail the topic, are examples of the use, as well as a table and translate the most commonly used set-top boxes, but not all - in the English language of their great variety.After studying the theme "Prefix" feature which, as we have seen, there is not nothing but a derivation, you enhance their knowledge and enrich your vocabulary.Some consoles are native English origin, such as a-, mis-, fore-, mid-, and some - Latin, here are some anti-, contra-, (by the way, these consoles can be found in the Russian language), dis-.For more information, see below.
prefixes in English
When we found out how important the consoles in the English language (derivation), let's look at examples of their use:
take the verb to agree - disagree, applying to it dis- addition at the beginning of the word, we get(to) disagree - disagree to disagree;
or, for example, the adjective regular - regular, but with the prefix ir- we get irregular - an unusual, atypical.You see, knowing what prefix and its meaning, you can completely change and make it quite the opposite of the meaning of words.
|name prefix||value||Examples translation|
|pro-||against something, which opposes anything||pro-life (opposingabortion)|
|anti-||false opposite, comparable with anything||anti-hero (a negative character, for example, in the film);antichrist (the Antichrist)|
|contra -||opposite to anything||contraflow (counter-flow movement), contraception (contraception)|
|counter-||also used in the sense that the opposition-or to anything||counter-example (opposite example, different from the one that offers the opponent), counterattack - a counter attack (that is a reflection of the enemy's attack)|
|a-||often used to "not"||amoral (immoral, ie not observe the moral precepts of the person), apolitical (apolitical, that is, outside of politics)|
|dis-||not accept anything||distrust (distrust), disagree (opposition);that's why it's important to know what the prefix - it completely changes the meaning of the original word|
|in- / im-||also has a value of "no"||illegal (illegal), impossible (impossible), incapable (incompetent)|
|non- / un-||"no"||non-event (non-event);unfair (unjust)|
|extra -||used to "excess"||extrasensory (psychic), extraordinary (emergency)|
|in-||"of anything", "where-or "||indoors (in a room inside the house), ingathering - harvest|
|im- / il- / ir||three prefix matter" between "||immirate (immigrate, that is, to move between countries), import (import)|
|mid-||"average"||midfield (the center of the football field), midway (half way)|
|out-||"of", "is"||outlook (forecast), outnumber (numerical superiority)|
|under-||used in the value of failure of anything||underpay (underpayment), underwork (lack of use, for example, a resource)|
|un-||prefix expresses the opposite of any act or condition||unknown (unknown), uncomfortable (uncomfortable), unpack (unpack)|
|pre-||"up to something"||prepay (prepaid), preview (preview)|
the study of the English language you absolutely must remember that such a prefix, its meaning and use in practice.It is quite common in normal as well as in everyday speech, in art and literature, so the first time, keep the following table before your eyes, practice in the use of, and your speech, as well as vocabulary, greatly enriched.It is - quite simple theme, usually students its successful assimilation takes just a couple of hours.