Friday, April 18, 2014

Mental Bookmark: Prefixes for Vocabulary Development

Shaywitz, Sally, Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, New York: Knopf, 2003.
HELPING YOUR CHILD BECOME A READER: Helping Your Child Become a Skilled Reader
pp. 239-240

Just twenty prefixes account for 97 percent of all words with prefixes found in English schoolbooks, and nine of these prefixes account for 75 percent of all prefixed words. Here are the most common ones:

RANKPREFIXMEANING%AGE of prefixed words
1Un-not26
2Re-again14
3In-, im-, il-, ir-not11
4Dis-not7
5En-, em-put into4
6Non-not4
7In-, im-in3
8Over-excessive3
9Mis-bad3
10Sub-below3
11Pre-before3
12Inter-between3
13Fore-earlier3
14De-reverse2
15Trans-across2
16Super-above1
17Semi-half1
18Anti-opposite1
19Mid-middle1
20Under-too little1
All others4

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