Using Inflections and Affixes to Define Words Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.K.4.B

Core Standard

Inflections are those extra letters (usually s and y) that we add to different parts of speech to change their grammatical form. Some basic examples would be to add -es to the following words: miss, wish, and potato. As we can see an inflection may change the tense or possession of a word. Affixes are suffixes that we add to root words to completely change their meaning. For example a toy may be operable, meaning it works. We could add the prefix in- to that root (inoperable) and that completely changes the functionality of the word or toy in this case.









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