Affixes, Prefixes and SuffixesAFFIXA letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning.Examples –im- in impossible; inter- in international-able in agreeable; -er in learnerEnglish Affixes could be divided into two groups:Prefixes and SuffixesPREFIXA letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning.Examples –im- in impossible; inter- in international; un- in unaffectedSUFFIXA letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning.Examples –-able in agreeable; -er in learner; -ness in quicknessSample This:ENGLISH PREFIXES – Aa-Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nounsGeneral meaning: not, withoutExamples:acellular / amoral / apolitical / atheism / atheist / atypicalanti-Used to form: adjectives and nounsGeneral meaning: against; the opposite of; preventingExamples:anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anti-choice / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-encroachment / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-inflammatory / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / antiperspirant / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / antitrust / antiviral / antivirusENGLISH SUFFIXES – A-ableUsed to form: adjectives, adverbs and nounsGeneral meaning: that can, should or must be done; having the characteristic ofExamples:agreeable / approachable / avertable / avoidable / believable / breakable / calculable / changeable / comfortable / computable / controllable / curable / desirable / enjoyable / escapable / excitable / exploitable / fashionable / imaginable / manageable / moveable / noticeable / observable / payable / preventable / quantifiable / ratable / readable / recognizable / reputable / respectable / serviceable / stoppable / taxable / transferable / transportable / understandable / usable / washable / wearable / workable-abilityUsed to form: nounsGeneral meaning: a level of skill, intelligence, etc.Example:capability / curability / excitability / playability / preventability / serviceability / usability / workability-anceUsed to form: nounsGeneral meaning: the action or state ofExamples:appearance / assistance / attendance / clearance / extravagance / resistance-antUsed to form: adjectives and nounsGeneral meaning: that is or does something; having an effectExamples:contestant / dormant / important / inhabitant / lubricant / pleasant / reliant / servant / significant-ateUsed to form: adjectives, nouns and verbsGeneral meaning: having the characteristic, function or status ofExamples:activate / ameliorate / amputate / consulate / doctorate / elaborate / electorate / hyphenate / intricate / Italianate / motivate / passionate / separate / stimulate / violate-ationUsed to form: nounsGeneral meaning: the action or state ofExamples:allegation / allocation / alteration / amplification / association / calculation / celebration / circulation / commemoration / communication / connotation / contamination / creation / declaration / denunciation / deterioration / devastation / disputation / elimination / eradication / exaggeration / fascination / fortification / implication / indication / innovation / insinuation / intensification / intimation / magnification / manifestation / migration / obliteration / ornamentation / refutation / rejuvenation / revelation / rotation / termination / transformation / vacation / vaccination
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Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an internet marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (cre...