What is a prefix?
A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. In this level, we're going to have a look at the prefixes dis- and mis-.
The prefix dis is generally used to make a word negative.
Dislike = to not like.
Distrust = to not trust.
The prefix mis means badly, wrongly or incorrectly.
Misread is to read something incorrectly.
Mistreat = to treat badly.
Here are some examples of verbs with the prefix dis-:
Distrust, disallow, disconnect, discredit
Here are some examples of verbs with the prefix mis-:
Misplace, misunderstand, misspell, misbehave
In this level, you will be asked to complete sentences by choosing the correct word.
Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.
Reagan ______ the time it would take to walk to school and arrived late.
The correct answer is misjudged.