Suffix Prefix Exercise for JSC

What are Suffix and Prefix?

It is a process of making new words from a root word by placing some letters in the beginning or at the end. Some parts of speech (pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection) are not inter-changeable. But other parts of speech i.e. noun, adjective, verb, and adverb can be interchanged by adding suffix and prefix.

Prefix: Pre (before) fix  = that which is fixed before a word to form a new word.  So, the letter or letters that sit before a word to form a new word is called prefix.

  • Un + common = Uncommon
  • Dis + honour = Dishonour
  • Mis + behave = Misbehave
  • In + complete = Incomplete

Suffix: Suf (after) fix = that which is fixed after a word to form a new word.  So, the letter or letters that sit after a word to form a new word is called suffix.

  • Slow + ly = Slowly
  • Blind + ly = Blindly
  • React + tion = Reaction
  • Help + ful = Helpful

Exercise for JSC

1. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. [D. B. 2018] Exercise for JSC

Kazi Nazrul Islam is very (a) — (know) to us. He is a great writer. Besides a (b) – (write), he is also a (c) —(sing) and dramatist. We got (d) – (inspire) during our Liberation War from his writings. His (e) – (contribute) to Bengali literature has made him (f) — (mortal). He started his early age with great (g) (hard). Once he had to work in a bread (h) – (make) shop for his (i) – (live). Now, he is our (i) (nation) poet. He breathed his last in 1976.

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a) known b) writer c) singer d) inspiration e) contribution f) immortal g) hardship h) making i) livelihood j) national

2. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. [R. B. 2018] Exercise for JSC

Our freedom (a) —— (fight) fought (b) – (brave). Their (c) — (dedicate) is an act of (d) — (inspire) for us. They have become (e) — (mortal). They have brought (f) – (dependence) for the country through their (g) (mass) sacrifice. They were also (h) – (courage). Now, we should not (i) (honour) our valiant freedom fighters in any way. Our freedom has not come to us (i) = (automatic).

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a) fighters b) bravely c) dedication d) inspiration e) immortal f) independence g) massive h) courageous i) dishonour j) automatically

3. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. [Din. B 2018] Exercise for JSC

The tourists are enchanted with the natural beauties of Bangladesh. The moderate climate is very (a) — (enjoy). Our tourist spots are very (b) —— (attract) but there are (c) — (adequate) arrangements for their development and (d) – (maintain). The tourist spots should be (e) (modern) and (f) (communicate). Moreover, the (g) – (safe) of the tourists must be (h) — (sure). Foreign tourists have developed a (i) — (nature) attraction to our country. (i) – — (spite) lack of requisite arrangements, the number of these tourists is increasing day by day.

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a) enjoyable b) attractive c) inadequate d) maintenance e) modernized f) communicative g) safety h) ensured i) natural j) despite 

4. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. J. B. 2018 Exercise for JSC

(a) — (persevere) is a great virtue to be (b) – (success) in life. Those who do not persevere in life become (c) (success) in their mission and only blame their lot for their (d) – (fortune). Remember that successful people are always (e) – (act) So try to be persevering. (f) — (sincere) is another important virtue that (g) – (able) a person to accomplish a job (h). —– (appropriate). Student life is the (i) — (gold) period of a man’s life. One should not (j) —(use) this period of life.

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a) Perseverance b) successful c) unsuccessful d) misfortune e) active f) sincerity g) enables h)  appropriately i) golden j) misuse 

5. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. C. B. 2018 Exercise for JSC

Humayun Ahmed was a (a) — (fame) novelist of our country. His novels gained a huge (b) —(popular). The main (c) (attract) of his novels was the treatment of (d) – (psycho) and sense of humour. (e) (special) his Himu and Misir Ali are two (f) – (ordinary) characters in Bangla literature. Besides a novelist, Humayun Ahmed was also a (g) – (drama) and a film (h). — (direct). Thus, Humayun Ahmed has achieved an (i) — (parallel) position in our (i) – (culture) world.

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a) famous b) popularity c)  attraction d) psychology e) specially f) extraordinary g) dramatist h) director i) unparalleled j) cultural 

6. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. (Ctg. B. 2018] Exercise for JSC

(a) — (free) fighter is a (b) – (war) who took part in our War of Liberation in 1971. The (c) — (dependence) of our motherland was (d) — (dear) to a freedom fighter than his life. He joined the war (e) – (willing). He had no (f) —— (might) weapons with him. But he had strong moral courage. He was (g) – (main) a guerrilla (h) — (fight). He attacked the enemy from an (i) (known) place and then (j) – (appeared).

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a) freedom b) warrior c) independence d) dearer e) willingly f) mighty g) mainly h) fighter i) unknown j) disappeared 

7. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. [B. B. 2018] Exercise for JSC

(a) (literacy) means (b) (ability) to read and write. It is compared to (c) (dark). Overpopulation, financial problems, lack of (d) – (aware), high (e) – (grow) rate of population, etc. are responsible for illiteracy. It hampers all (f) — (develop) programmes of a country. Though the government has taken many steps to remove illiteracy from society, still the measures are (g) – (ladequate). Govt. needs to set up more (h) – (educate) institutions, make reading materials(i) —- (avail) and ensure employment after the (j) – (complete) of education.

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a) illiteracy b) inability c) darkness d) awareness e) growth f) development g) inadequate h) eduational i) available j) completion 

8. Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. [Syl. B. 2018] Exercise for JSC

Early rising is the habit of (a) — (get) up from bed early in the morning. An early (b) —– (rise) can enjoy the (c) (fresh) of the morning air. He can hear the (d) – (melody) songs of the birds. Again, he can start his day’s work (e) —- (early) than others. An early riser does not suffer from (f) —— (physic) problem very often. He need not go to any (g) – (physic). Thus, an early riser enjoys (h) — (vary) benefits and leads a (i) – (peace) life. So, we all should form this habit from our (j) – (child).

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a) getting b) riser c) freshness d) melodious e) earlier f) physical g) physician h) various i) peaceful  j) childhood 

Read the text below and fill in the gaps with the root words in the brackets adding suitable suffix, prefix or both. Exercise for JSC

Mobile phone is a (a) — (wonder) gift for us. It is a recent (b) — (invent) of modern science. It has become an (c) – (avoid) part of our life. (d) – (True) speaking, mobile phone is now part and parcel in our (e) — (day) life. Nowadays, there is (f) – (hard) any person who doesn’t use mobile phone for essential (g) – (communicate). Our time and energy are (h) — (large) saved by the use of mobile phone. Mobile phone often becomes (i) (harm) to our young generation. (Addict) to mobile phone leads the young generation to ruin.

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a) wonderful b) invention c) unavoidable d) Truely e) daily f) hardly g) communication h) largely i) harmful  j) addition