VOCABULARY 20: NEGATIVE PREFIXES

VOCABULARY 20: NEGATIVE PREFIXES

Hello boys and girls! How are you today? We´re in summer! That´s why today we´re going to talk about an easy topic: negative prefixes. There are a lot of negative prefixes but here we´re going to talk about the most common negative prefixes in English: UN-, IN-, IM-, IR-, IL.

NEGATIVE PREFIXES UN-, IN-, IM-, IR-, IL

Negative prefixes are prefixes (letters) that we add to the beginning of a word (an adjective, normally) to create the negative form of the word. For example, ´visible´(capable of being seen), IN-visible (not visible). As you can see, -UN, -IN, -IM, -IR and -IL mean NOT /THE OPPOSITE OF.

UN is the most common negative prefix. Here you have a list of other examples.

BASE WORD -PREFIXED WORD

*Legal -illegal

*Possible -Impossible

*Correct -Incorrect

*Visible -invisible

*Formal -informal

*Regular -Irregular

*Happy -Unhappy

-Usual -unusual

-Important -Unimportant

-Able -Unable.

-Friendly -Unfriendly.

And that´s all for now. Have you got any questions? If so, leave us a comment. Once more, thanks for visiting our blog. See you on Wednesday!

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