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10.22: The Prefix Non-

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The Prefix Non-

1. Compare the following words:

completedirectacknowledgedexpectedincompleteindirectunacknowledgedunexpected

What meaning do the prefixes in- and un- add to these words? ______________

2. Another prefix that means “not, no” is non-. Analyze each of the following words into prefix and stem:

Word = Analysis
nonsense =
nonstop =
nonliterate =
nonconformist =
nonsmoker =
nonfiction =
nonscheduled =
noncommitted =
nonpayment =
nonalcoholic =
nonnuclear =
noncommissioned =
nonrestrictive =
nonthreatening =
noncancerous =

3. The following words are from the exercise you just did. Analyze each one into the parts that are listed for it:

Word = Analysis
conformist = Prefix + free base + suffix:
smoker = Free base + suffix:
scheduled = Free stem + suffix:
alcoholic = Free stem + suffix:
cancerous = Stem + suffix:
threatening = Free stem + suffix:
payment = Free base + suffix:
restrictive = Prefix + free base + suffix:
fiction = Bound base + suffix:
committed = Prefix + bound base + suffix:

4. Three prefixes that add the meaning “no, not” are _______, _______, and _______. Which one of these three sometimes assimilates? _______.

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