1. Sometimes the prefix re- means “again” and sometimes it means “back.”
2. All of the words below contain the prefix re-. Divide each word into its prefix and its shorter word. Then in the last column write down either “Again” or “Back,” depending on what you think the re- means in that word.
+ Shorter Word
3. Seven of the shorter words you found above can be divided into an even shorter freebase plus a suffix. Write the seven words in the “Words” column below and divide eachone into its free base and suffix. Show any twinning and final <e> deletion:
= Base Word
= run + n
4. Sometimes the prefix re- means “Again” and sometimes it means “Back”.
Word Find. Find these twelve words, each of which contains the prefix re-:
Item 2. Notice that in some of these words the distinction between “again” and “back” becomes quite subtle: for instance, recycled, replace, rebuild, replayed, and rerunning could in various contexts carry either of the two meanings. You might expect some differences of opinion here.