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Negative Prefixes

The following prefixes make a word negative:
Practice Activity:  Follow these directions to complete the activity below.
1. [ ... ]fortune Paul suffered a great when he lost all of his money in the stock market.

2. [ ... ]luck Sarah is very when it comes to romance. She has broken off engagements to three different men.

3. [ ... ]fortunate Many people are superstitious about Friday the 13th because several events have happened on this day.

4. [ ... ]believable That Kylie's boyfriend was born at the same time on the same day in a different hospital with the same name is .

5. [ ... ]belief Amy was in when she realized she had won $5 million in the lottery.

6. [ ... ]trust and  [ ... ]truthful  Steve's friends and co-workers him because he is often .

7. [ ... ]mobile Julie is so sore after falling off her horse that she's now .

8.  [ ... ]honesty George has a bad reputation due to his .

9.  [ ... ]connect Please don't the coffee pot. I'll have another cup later.

10.  [ ... ]appeared Milk cartons often have pictures of children who have .

11.  [ ... ]polite Parents should correct their children when they are .

12.  [ ... ]considerate When people are , they don't care about the circumstances or feelings of others.

13.  [ ... ]significant The increase in test scores was so little that it was considered .

14.  [ ... ]agreement Lisa had a serious with her best friend.

15.  [ ... ]calculate When Tom did his taxes, he the amount he owed the government.

16.  [ ... ]fulfilling Repetitive work is very .

17.  [ ... ]complete Your work is . Please finish it.

18.  [ ... ]finished The quilt Kara has been making is still .

19.  [ ... ]predictable Benjamin has a weird personality. His mood is always .

20.  [ ... ]ability Ana didn't do well on the test because of her to follow directions.

21.  [ ... ]characteristic It is very of Michael to do such careless work.

22.  [ ... ]agree  and  [ ... ]interpreted I with Lee's analysis of the film. He completely it.


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