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Prefixes

(Spelling Skills)

un

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What do all these words have in common?

unhappy
unpack
unkind
undo

unlock
untie
uncover
unable

They all begin with the prefix un

unhappy
unpack
unkind
undo

unlock
untie
uncover
unable

What does the prefix un mean?

unhappy
unlock
unpack
untie

not happy, sad

to release the lock of

to open and remove the contents


of

to unfasten

What does the prefix un mean?

unkind

not kind, harsh

uncover
undo
unable

- to remove the covering from

to cancel the effect of

not able

It means not / the opposite of

Add the prefix un to these words to make


new ones

dress

undress

equal

unequal

fair

unfair

fit

unfit

Can you identify the root words?

unfold

unblock

unable

unlike

unbolt
unarmed

unknown
unfasten

Can you identify the root words?

unfold

unblock

unable

unlike

unbolt
unarmed

unknown
unfasten

What other words can


you think of that begin
with the prefix un?

More words that begin with the prefix un

unload

unlucky

unroll

unreal

unpaid

unscrew
unlike

More words that begin with the prefix un

unhook
unveil
untrue

unhealthy
unfortunate
unusual
unidentified

More words that begin with the prefix un

unwilling
unbroken
unwise
unwrap

unaware
uncut

unbelievable
uncommon

More words that begin with the prefix un

uncomfortable
unfamiliar
unfeeling
unasked
unexpected
uncertain