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ENGLISH WORKSHEET School Year 2008-2009

Use and Form Negative prefixes


Remember: We use the negative prefixes un- / in- /im- /il- /ir-
/dis- to give the adjective the opposite meaning:

grateful ungrateful conclusive inconclusive


personal impersonal liberal illiberal
retrievable irretrievable contented discontented
Match the adjectives with the
right prefix to form opposites.
I had never seen such
1. legal 11. countable a) im- an irresponsible player
2. pleased 12. responsible b) in- before! And hes so
dishonest!
3. moral 13. graced c) il-
4. jointed 14. fair
d) ir-
5. correct 15. polite e) un- Now choose a noun and add a prefix to
it to complete the sentences:
6. happy 16. logical f) dis-
7. legible 17. mature
8. regular 18. continued
9. connected 19. tolerant
10. literate 20. proper

1. I dont believe you! Shes such a shy,


Fill in the gaps with theliterate
right prefix.
__________________ woman. She
couldnt possibly have done it!
1. The rumours about their reconciliation were 2. It would be _______________to call her
completely ____founded. every time the baby doesnt want to eat.
2. He didnt like Lisas boyfriend. It would be 3. Her arguments dont make sense. Theyre
____honest of him to pretend otherwise. completely _______________.
3. It was ____possible for her to arrive on 4. John spent the whole class making
time to the meeting. _____________________ remarks. I wish
4. The tickets are ___valid. You havent the teacher would have shut him up.
stamped them.
5. He was very ______________. He could
5. Many ____legal immigrants were arrested
have had a better grade if he had been
last night.
more accurate.
6. I am convinced now. His arguments were
6. They are always calling him names. They
____resistible.
say hes an ______________ son. His
7. I hate to wait in queues. Im too
parents are married to someone else.
____patient.
7. The accident caused him ____________
8. Look at her shoes. Theyre so ____usual.
brain damage, Im afraid.
9. It was such a ____couraging experience.
10. An ___known visitor has left a package in
8. Im sorry. His medical condition is highly
the room. _________________.

THANK YU!
ENGLISH WORKSHEET School Year 2008-2009

Use and Form Negative prefixes


Remember: We use the negative prefixes un- / in- /im- /il- /ir-
/dis- to give the adjective the opposite meaning:

grateful ungrateful conclusive inconclusive


personal impersonal liberal illiberal
retrievable irretrievable contented dislcontented

Match the adjectives with the


right prefix to form opposites.
I had never seen such
1. legal c) 11. countable e) a) im- an irresponsible player
2. pleased f) 12. responsible d) b) in- before! And hes so
3. moral a) 13. graced f) c) il- dishonest!!!

4. jointed f) 14. fair e) d) ir-


5. correct b) 15. polite a) e) un- Now choose a noun and add a prefix to
logical c) it to complete the sentences:
6. happy e) 16. f) dis-
7. legible c) 17. mature a)
8. regular d) 18. continued f)
9. connected f) 19. tolerant b)
10. literate c) 20. proper a)

9. I dont believe you! Shes such a shy,


Fill in the gaps with theliterate
right prefix.
inoffensive woman. She couldnt possibly
have done it!
1. The rumours about their reconciliation were 10. It would be impractical to call her every
completely unfounded. time the baby doesnt want to eat.
2. He didnt like Lisas boyfriend. It would be 11. Her arguments dont make sense. Theyre
dishonest of him to pretend otherwise. completely illogical.
3. It was impossible for her to arrive on time 12. John spent the whole class making
to the meeting. irrelevant remarks. I wish the teacher
4. The tickets are invalid. You havent would have shut him up.
stamped them.
13. He was very imprecise. He could have
5. Many illegal immigrants were arrested last
had a better grade if he had been more
night.
accurate.
6. I am convinced now. His arguments were
14. They are always calling him names. They
irresistible.
say hes an illegitimate son. His parents
7. I hate to wait in queues. Im too impatient.
are married to someone else.
8. Look at her shoes. Theyre so unusual.
15. The accident caused him irreversible
9. It was such a discouraging experience.
brain damage, Im afraid.
10. An unknown visitor has left a package in
16. Im sorry. His medical condition is highly
the room.
unstable.

THANK YU!