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In our last lesson on preservative prefixes, we noted that the preservative prefix keeps the original or root word and still preserves the meaning. The prefix re is usually used. It often means ‘to do something again’. For instance, re-examine means to examine again.

There are many of the words that contain the preservative prefix re. However, care must be taken not to think that any word that has re automatically belongs to this group. Examples of words that do not belong to this group are; repeat, revise, reverse, reveal, record, reconcile, reception, recess, reckon, receive, reasonable, remember.

Using Words in Sentences

Let us now use some words with preservative prefixes in sentences.

1. assure     reassure

The Principal reassured the students of his commitment to their welfare. Here the Principal tried to allay the fears, tried to set the hearts of the students at rest about their welfare

2.    The man reappeared on the scene after some months. This means that the man appeared on the scene, disappeared for some months, and appeared again.

3.    The materials he assembled have been disorganized, he had to reassemble them.

4.    Those who had earlier applied for the job were told to reapply.

5.    The government considered and reconsidered the matter before coming out with a policy.

Individual Acivity

Give ten (10) examples of words with preservative prefixes and use each of them in a sentence.

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