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Lesson 12  Prepositional prefixes


intermissionperennial
interviewpercolate
interstateperforated
interpreterperpetual
interceptionperseverance
interrupt
internationalabdicate
 absence
paramedicdestruction
paralleldeprived
paraphrasedepleted
TERMS TO KNOW:  pre (before) + position = preposition

A preposition is a word that is positioned before its object to show the relationship between the object and another word in the sentence: between, through, beside, from.

 
1. The prefix inter means "between." What word refers to events that occur between nations?

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2.

The prefix para means "beside." What word refers to a person who is not a doctor but who works alongside or assists medical people?

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3.

The prefix per means "through." What word refers to a flower that blooms throughout many years?

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4.

What two prefixes mean "from"?  __________     __________


Lesson Generalization

Prefixes often have the meaning of prepositions.



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