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Grade 5 - English Language
1.14 Prefixes- De and Ex

A prefix is a letter or group of letters at the beginning of a word.

The prefix de means down; off/away; undoing action. Examples:

prefixwordNew word New meaning
de + press = depress press down
de + fend = defend fend off
de + activate = deactivate turn off
de + odorize = deodorize undo odor
de + populate = depopulate populate down
de + bone = debone send bones away

The prefix ex means out; remove; former. Examples:

prefixwordNew word New meaning
ex + change = exchange change out
ex + cavate = excavate dig out
ex + ceed = exceed go out
ex + cerpt = excerpt pull out
ex + governor = ex-governor former governor
ex + wife = ex-wife former wife

Directions: Choose correct prefixes for the root or base words in the questions. Find and write the meanings of the resulting words and use them in sentences.
Q 1: _____ + cite
ex
de
both

Q 2: _____ + throne
both
ex
de

Q 3: _____+ change
de
both
ex

Q 4: _____ + pand
de
ex
both

Q 5: _____ + hilarate
both
ex
de

Q 6: _____ + activate
ex
bot
de

Q 7: _____ + it
both
de
ex

Q 8: _____ + fend
ex
both
de

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