FCE Use of English

Part 5: Word Formation

3) Forming opposite meanings

This exercise focuses on the common prefixes and suffixes used to form opposite words.

Choose the correct prefix or suffix to form the opposite of the word in CAPITALS.

in- im- il- un- -less dis- ir-


1 When he became a teenager he wanted to be more (DEPENDENT) from his parents.

2 It was really (HONEST) of you to take that money without asking.

3 If you hadn't been so (CARE) with that book you'd still have it now.

4 My broken leg means I'll be (ABLE) to go on holiday with you.

5 In many countries it is (LEGAL) to smoke cigarettes under the age of 16.

6 He waited (PATIENTLY) for the train to arrive at the station.

7 The teacher told me it was (RESPONSIBLE) of me to set off the fire alarm.




 


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