The topics Prefix and Suffix & Tenses are included in the section of General English for various examinations. Prefixes and suffixes and tenses are used by us in almost all of our sentences daily.
This article aims to provide you with a brief discussion about these topics and their types in English.
Therefore, here we will be looking at General Tips and a brief discussion about both the topics and their types in English which will help you in various Government & Banking Exams.
What Are Tenses and Prefix And Suffix
Prefixes and suffixes are words that alter the meaning of a word by adding two, three, or four letters at the beginning of the end of the word.
The collective study of them is called affixes. Prefixes and Suffixes are words that create antonym words; like- Fortune and Misfortune. Here, ‘Mis’ is a prefix. By adding the prefix, we got an antonym of the word-Fortune. Let us individually look at Prefixes and Suffixes.
Prefixes come at the beginning of a word. By using prefixes, a word can change its meaning by adding letters before the root. Some examples of prefixes are unpremeditated (un+ pre+ meditated) and unhidden (un+ hidden).
Suffixes are about two to four letters long. They alter the meaning of the word by adding letters after the root word. For example, the word fearless has the root word “fear” combined with the suffix “-less” [which means “without”]; the word “fearless” means “having no fear.”
This was all about Prefixes and Suffixes; you must make sure you understand the meaning of the words before applying prefixes or a suffix as a lot of people tend to get confused while using them and end up making a word that makes no sense.
Work on your vocabulary and you will find this topic a lot easier to solve. Let us look at Tense and then we will look at the general tips to prepare for both topics.
Tense is the most commonly asked topic in the General English section of various competitive and government exams. The concept of tenses shows the time, what form of the verb is happening when. Let us look at the form of tenses
Forms of Tenses
There are 4 forms of tenses:
- Base form
- Past tense
- Past Participle
- Present Participle
Let us look at the example of each to understand them better.
Types of English Grammar Tenses
There are 3 types of tenses :
- Present tense
- Past tense
- Future tense
Present Tense Examples :
- He is a doctor.
- I read a book before sleeping daily.
- She is speaking English in the class.
- They have finished their homework.
- You have been doing this job since 2020.
Past Tense Examples :
- You were my friends two years ago.
- He told me about you yesterday.
- They were waiting for me at the station.
- I had completed my homework before you came.
- She had been learning English for five years.
Future Tense Examples :
- She will be at home.
- I will do a job in your company.
- He will be working in the field.
- I will have finished my homework.
- They will have been learning this subject since 2022.
This was a wall about tenses and you must have all the basics clear before you start solving questions related to this topic.
A better understanding of grammar will help a lot in solving questions from tenses and a good vocabulary will be icing on the cake.
Let us look at the things you can follow to be better at solving questions from both topics.
Tips to Follow to Master Tenses and Prefix & Suffix
Both the topics are very dependent on the understanding of grammar and have some basic rules that you need to remember.
Try to learn the basics of both the topics and improve your grammar and you will be good to go. You can test yourself by solving questions from previous papers and mock tests which will also help you find your mistakes and improve them.
We hope you found this article in Tenses and Prefix & Suffix helpful. If you require any assistance in these topics, feel free to mention them in the comment box below.