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Using the prefix Re

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A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

Examples of prefixes include:

misunderstand, misplace, misprint

unaffected, unwanted, unconformable

discourage, disallow, disappear

Re prefix words

Re is a prefix with the meaning again, back or it indicates repetition.

Please listen carefully, I don't want to repeat myself.

I need refill my water bottle before we go, it's nearly empty.

Because there was no winner the teams will replay the game next week.

I have a lot of emails I need to reply to.

I'm going to return these books to the library.

Let me review this report to make sure I understand everything.

The spots on my arm will reappear unless I use all the cream the doctor gave me.

We can wash these jars and reuse them.

We recycle all our old paper, glass and plastic.

I can never remember my neighbour's name.

Note: RE: or Re: followed by the subject line of a previous email message message indicates a reply to that message. This is not an prefix or abbreviation but means in re, the Latin for in the matter of / regarding.

Now decide which re word is being described. Type your answers in the spaces provided, use lowercase and be careful with your spelling:

  • 1) To return after a period of time (8 letters).
  • 2) To fill something again (6 letters).
  • 3) To bring something back into your mind (8 letters).
  • 4) To say something more than once (6 letters).
  • 5) To consider something again (6 letters).
  • 6) To take something back (6 letters).
  • 7) To find a new use for something (5 letters).
  • 8) To to pass a material/substance through a process so it can be used again (7 letters).
  • 9) To answer (5 letters).