Ben’s Grammar Tip of the Week

Prefixes

Last week we took a look at Suffixes. This week we will look at Prefixes.

  • Prefixes are letters we put in front of a word to create a different meaning.

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There is a problem with Prefixes. It is unclear if we should use a Hyphen or not. Unfortunately there are no simple rules with using Hyphens. You must memorize which Prefix uses one.

Ex– and Self- should always have a Hyphen.

 

Most Common Prefixes

The four most common Prefixes account for over 95% of prefixed words. They are disinre, and un.

 

The best way to learn Prefixes is by reading. Whenever you see a Prefix, write it down and pay attention to whether you need a hyphen!!

 

You can borrow a book from Paola’s office for free from Lexis!

 

What’s On in Brisbane this Weekend

Let’s Welcome upcoming Weekend in Brisbane!

On Friday  you can head to Cloudland  for a glamorous Studio 54 themed party.  Disco, glam, big hair, plenty of sparkles – could be the best party Brisbane ever seen. More information here.

Winter is a great time for Brisbane to spend some time outdoors. On Saturday and Sunday we would recommend to visit Roma Street Parkland for a fantastic free event called Parks Alive.  “Parks Alive is a must-do event for anyone interested in sustainability, nature, gardening and design”.

If you are a music fan and love some blues notes City Sounds festival presents Dishpanhands  this Saturday. It is free and outside Wintergarden (Queen Street Mall).

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday!:)