Practice Paper on Prefix and Suffix for CLAT 2020

QUESTIONS ON PREFIX AND SUFFIX

Question: choose the correct prefix or suffix to fill in the blank

  • ​​ Prabha is thinking to go back to university and take a ____ graduation course.

  • Pre

  • Post

  • Under

  • Super

Ans. b

Explanation: the sentence talks about going back to the university and pursue a course, so obviously a post graduation course will be done.

  • You should not this pasta as it is _____ cook

  • Over

  • Under

  • Mis

  • Anti

Ans. b

Explanation: the sentence​​ talks about to not to eat​​ the pasta depicting it to be bad thus the prefix under is used for less uncooked food.

  • There occurred a ___ agreement in the contract

  • Dis

  • Mis

  • Un

  • Less

Ans. a

Explanation: amongst the options only option a can be used with the word ‘agreement’ in reference to the sentence.

  • Ram expressed his disappoint ___ towards the performance of his employees.

  • Ness

  • Ment

  • ly

  • Ing

Ans. b

Explanation: suffix ‘ment’ is used to define a state of mind thus option b will be the answer.

 

  • In India it is ____ legal to keep lion in the house

  • Un

  • Non

  • Il

  • In

Ans. c

Explanation: to denote something which is not legal, prefix ‘il’ is used thus option c is the answer.

  • ​​ Saloni sued her __-husband for​​ $2 million.

  • Pre

  • Post

  • Ex

  • Fore

Ans. c

Explanation: prefix ‘ex’ means former, thus to represent the former husband ‘ex’ will be used.

  • The mental condition of the patient is ___ stable

  • Il

  • Un

  • Dis

  • Im

Ans. b

Explanation: the prefix ‘un’ is used to represent ‘not’ with the word stable

  • Anil lost the competition due to his ___

  • Lazyness

  • Lazyeness

  • Lazying

  • Laziness

Ans. d

Explanation: when suffix ‘ness’ is added to a word ending with the letter ‘y’ the the letter ‘y’ is replaced with ‘i’.

  • Amita was _____ the sweater.

  • Knitting

  • Kniting

  • Knitying

  • Kniteing

Ans. a​​ 

Explanation: when the word is of one syllable and the last letter of the word is a consonant and letter preceding to it is a vowel then the last letter of the word is used twice. Therefore option a is the answer.

  • ​​ What is the prefix used in the word ‘exam’

  • Ex

  • E

  • Exa

  • None of the above​​ 

Ans. d

Explanation: exam is an independent word, if we will remove ex from it there will be no logical meaning of the remaining group letters. Thus option d is the answer.

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