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Practise and revise verb prefixes with this bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet.

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

Understand
Match the prefix with its meaning and underline the prefixes in the words displayed.

Challenge
Add suitable prefixes to the given root words.

Test
Choose the correct word to complete the sentences and match the prefix with a root word.

Explain
Explain how prefixes can alter the meaning of words.

Apply
Write a paragraph about a magician using words that contain the prefixes taught.

What are verb prefixes?
Verb prefixes are groups of letters that can be added to the beginning of words. Examples include: mis-, dis-, re-, de-, and over-.

Examples of verbs with prefixes added

misbehave
dishonest
recover
devalue
overdue

National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to use verb prefixes [for example, dis-; de-; mis-; over-; and re-]

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