Prefixes un- and dis-

    Knowing about prefixes is very useful in understanding and spelling some words - especially long words.
    Two common prefixes are un- and dis-, both meaning
            not, or the opposite of
    1. Fill in the gaps in the following table:

    un + equal unequal dis + please displease


    unforeseen dis + order

    un + likely



    disrespect

    unnecessary dis + service

    un + official

    dis + place

    un + lawful



    disprove


    undressed

    dissatisfied
    un + predictable

    dis + comfort

    unprofessional

    dis + possess

    un + popular



    dissimilar

    NOTICE that when the prefix ends with the same letter as the
    first letter of the base word then you have a double letter,
    for example:  dissimilar          unnecessary

    Click here prefix2ans.html for the answers.

    2. Click here for a revision list of words starting un- or words startingwith the prefix dis-

    3. Turn to puzzles 3 for more practice using the prefix dis-,
    or puzzles 8 for more practice using the prefix un-.
    or puzzles 42 for a hangman game on this topic

    Click here prefix2ans.html for the answers.

    2. Click here for a revision list of words starting un- or words starting with the prefix dis-

    3. Turn to puzzles 3for more practice using the prefix dis-,
    or puzzles 8 for more practice using the prefix un-.
    or puzzles 42 for a hangman game on this topic

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Focus words

unlikely

unpopular

unforeseen

unofficial

unnecessary

discomfort

disprove

disservice

disorder

displace


Don't forget to memorize the focus words and test yourself on them