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Prefixes: Pre-, Re-, and Mis-

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Kala just copied down the Tips For Hosting a Proper Dinner Party, and it’s time for them to use their tips to host their friend Jeremiah! Oh no! It looks like Kala wrote down the wrong prefixes for a few of the words! Let’s learn about the prefix re meaning, prefix pre meaning, and the prefix mis meaning to help Kala and Dee properly host their special guest!

What is a Prefix?

A prefix is a pair or group of letters at the beginning of a root word, also known as a base word, that changes its meaning.

In this video, you will learn about the re meaning prefix, using the prefix re, and re prefix words. You will also learn what is the meaning of the prefix pre and words with the prefix pre. Last, you will learn the meaning of mis prefix, and be able to answer the question: what are words with the prefix mis?

Prefix Meaning for Re

What is the meaning of re prefix? The general meaning of the prefix re is back or again. For example, you may reread something that is difficult, which means you are reading it again to understand better.

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Now that you know what is the prefix meaning of re, let’s learn the prefix meaning pre.

Prefix Meaning for Pre

What is the meaning of prefix pre? The general meaning of prefix preis before. One of the words with words with the prefix pre meaning before is preview. When you preview a movie, that means you are getting an idea of what it's about before watching.

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Now that you know the pre- prefix meaning, let’s learn what is the meaning of prefix mis.

Prefix Mis Meaning

What is the meaning of the prefix mis? The meaning of the prefix mis- is incorrectly or poorly. For example, when you misunderstand something, it means you didn't correctly understand the directions.

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Re Prefix Meaning, Prefix Pre Meaning, and Prefix Mis Meaning Summary

  • The general meaning of the prefix re is back or again
  • The general meaning of prefix preis before
  • The meaning of the prefix mis- is incorrectly or poorly

Want some more practice with prefixes such as words that start with the prefix pre meaning before? On this website you will find examples, worksheets, and other activities!

Transcript Prefixes: Pre-, Re-, and Mis-

"And THAT is how you host a proper dinner party, (...) HEAR HEAR!" "Okay, I wrote down all the tips from that episode!" "Thanks! Let's start getting ready, Jeremiah will be here soon!" "The first tip says, Be careful not to recount the guest list when setting the table, (...) or was it miscount?" Kala wrote down the wrong prefixes! Let's help them host a proper dinner party by learning about the... Prefixes: Pre-, Re-, and Mis-! A prefix is a pair or group of letters at the beginning of a root word, also known as a base word, that changes its meaning. The prefix 'pre' means before. For example, when you preview a movie, that means you are getting an idea of what it's about before watching. The prefix 're' means back or again. For example, you may reread something that is difficult, which means you are reading it again to understand better. The prefix 'mis' means incorrectly or poorly. For example, when you misunderstand something, it means you didn't correctly understand the directions. In the sentence, Be careful NOT to recount the guest list when setting the table, (...) recount has the prefix 're'. Re, means again, so recount means to count again. Does it make sense NOT to recount the guest list? (...) No, if we don't recount the guest list before setting the table that could lead to a disaster! Which prefix should be used? (...) Let's try the prefix 'mis' to make miscount, which means to count incorrectly. Be careful not to MISCOUNT the guest list when setting the table. Mis' IS the correct prefix because the tip is telling us to be careful, so we don't count the number of guests wrong! The next tip says: When your guest's drink is empty, be sure to misfill it. Does it make sense to MISFILL a drink? (...) No, we wouldn't misfill or incorrectly fill our guest's drink (...) that would be silly! Let's try "pre",(...) when your guest's drink is empty, be sure to prefill it. Does PREFILL make sense? (...) No, because prefill means to fill the cup BEFORE the guest comes... and the sentence states the guest is at the table and they just finished their drink. Let's try "re",(...) when your guest's drink is empty, be sure to refill it. Is "re" the correct prefix? (...) "Re" IS the correct prefix because the tip is telling us to fill your guest's drink again when it's empty. The last tip says: Always remake the dessert before serving. Does it make sense to REMAKE a dessert after it has already been made? (...) No, we wouldn't remake the dessert again, that would be a waste! Let's try "mis",(...) always mismake the dessert before serving. Is MISMAKE correct? (...) No, because mismake means to prepare the dessert incorrectly or poorly and we wouldn't want that for our special guest! Let's try "pre",(...) always premake the dessert before serving. Is pre the correct prefix? (...) Pre IS the correct prefix because the tip is telling us to make the dessert before the guest comes. Before we see how the dinner party turned out, let's summarize. Remember, (...) a prefix is a pair or group of letters at the beginning of a root word that changes it's meaning. The prefix 'pre' means before... re' means back or again... and 'mis' means incorrectly or poorly. Always read the sentence and think, 'does this make sense?', when choosing the correct prefix. ] "Why Kala, this souffle is cooked to perfection! Cheerio!" "Why thank you Dee." [Frog burps loudly, Dee and Kala's jaws drop]