“E” – Vocab-ability Prefixes – A More Powerful Vocabulary (This post includes all prefixes beginning with the letter “E”)

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This post comprises all those prefixes that begin with the letter “E.” It includes many English words whose etymology can be traced to Greek and Latin roots.  

If you learn these prefixes, you will be able to understand and use many English words that feature them. Vocab-ability is an easy-to-use resource guide to help you understand those prefixes.    

In total, this Vocab-ability post features 6 prefixes that begin with the letter “E."

Free Use: 

Please feel free to download the following material, copy it, print it out, and distribute it for any and all educational purposes. If it helps you or your students increase your English vocabulary, it will have served its purpose. And I will know that my efforts have proven beneficial. (Please see my additional comments and notes below the entries.)

Vocab-ability Prefix–276 (en__, em__ = make, [verb prefix])

Vocab-ability Prefix–277 (epi__ = on, after, over)

Vocab-ability Prefix–278 (eu__ = good)

Vocab-ability Prefix–279 (ex__, e__ = out, from)

Vocab-ability Prefix–280 (ex__ = former)

Vocab-ability Prefix–281 (extra__ = beyond, outside)

Note re Copyright / Free Use: 

I hold the copyright to the original Vocab-ability guide, which was published in 2002. I hereby grant free use to all the material contained in this post and all other Vocab-ability posts on Steemit.    

Note re Copying each Screenshot: 

Each separate entry (including those in this and other Vocab-ability posts) consists of one screenshot (since making screenshots was the only way I could properly format the individual entries for uploading to Steemit). To use these entries for your personal study or in any classroom, you can download any or all screenshots by clicking and dragging the screenshots that you want to use, and then print them out.   

Note re Passing on the Vocab-ability Links: 

Alternatively, you can simply pass on one or more of the following links to the Vocab-ability posts:

Vocab-ability – Introduction to “Vocab-ability”.

Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.

Vocab-ability Prefixes – All PREFIXES beginning with “A” .

Vocab-ability Prefixes – The Single PREFIX beginning with “B” .

Vocab-ability Prefixes – All PREFIXES beginning with “C”.

Vocab-ability Prefixes – All PREFIXES beginning with “D” .

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I didn't know epitome, emit and euphonious. Let me see the letter F now


See this. "F...!"


Could not resist.

I like to be extraordinary but it doesn’t happen 😂




It does happen, my dear, it does! It may take a few (more) years, but eventually, you and your loved ones will realize that you are extraordinary. You'll also realize that everyone (else) is extraordinary.

Begin that process of understanding today ... by doing something out of the ordinary. Something. Anything.


Yes, I do realize that everyone is extraordinary in their own way that’s why we must know how to appreciate small things they’ve done. 😊

Extra-ordinary Teaching skills you have.
Keep it up the good work


your WElcome

Mmm "em", to make. Nice.
This post is "empowering" :). Thanks for all that you do.


Thanks. Embrace this opportunity to learn, enlighten yourself, and you will surely be empowered. Then embolden yourself, and go out and change the world.

I was enlightened to see this post , full of exceptional knowledge of prefixes. Greatly appreciate the effort you put on this.


my pleasure ;) keep going

Wow, so cool you hold the copyright to this! Nice that you care about education so much! More people should!


I'm trying to enhance my writing as well as reading,
I must admit you are doing a great job.

this nice post i like it

Steemit is a good learning platform.

Thanks mate for another series .. saved in education folder .. hope it could be helpful for my SAT exam ..

Thank you for continuing to share our knowledge with us. I really liked your next article. Good luck to you....

Спасибо, что продолжаете делиться с нами своими знаниями. Мне очень понравилась Ваша очередная статья. Удачи Вам.

This very nice post i like it thanks for sharing...

Really great use of the words in sentences..
Awesome work as always..
Looking forward to the next lesson :)

This is really important post for me and steemians like me also.so thank you very much for this amazing post I hope you will continue this and enlighten us from the English vocab god bless you.

Are you a language teacher? wow


Nope. I was a language teacher years ago. Then I worked as an editor for about 10 years. Now, I work on my @maJes.tytyty blog. :-)

But as they say, "Once a teacher, always a teacher." So, I guess I still AM a language teacher, and an editor, and a writer.

some of those words are so strange with me. I think I have ever used it before. and you know my problem when writing in english is... there are a lot of words having the same meanning, and I dont know which one i should use to make it natural. Sometimes I choose wrong word and make my sentence so weird. lol


Yes, that's natural with such new words, and with trying to learn an advanced vocabulary. You find words that have subtle differences in meaning or nuance, but whose meanings seem the same.

Of course, that can create difficulty, because you may choose the wrong word. But it also creates an opportunity to express yourself more clearly.

By way of example, I always edit my writing, and I often change words, even after I write a complete text / post / message. I often refer to a dictionary of synonyms (or I refer to that online resource "VOCAB-ABILITY), and look for words that might express my thoughts more clearly. Sometimes I find a better word, sometimes I don't.

Hope you can "choose the right words." ☺


I do the same way with you. I am not a native so i just know some basic words. The way of building my vocabulary is I wrote a simple sentence to express my thinking first. Then I find some synonyms in dictionary. Then check it out and pick which one fit with my context the most.

With vietnamese, I love to play with words and choose uncommon ones. But with english, I need to learn more to be able to “play” with it. 😊😊


Not only is language a great tool to express yourself, it's also a very interesting subject on its own. I love to do word games and crossword puzzles (although I don't do many nowadays.)

Keep learning and playing with words. And I hope you continue to find Vocab-ability useful and interesting.

I was thinking what I missed :) Glad I was able to see this. Learned something again

eu - good
Interesting indeed!

very interesting post, I want to learn more from you.

Thank you for continuing to share our knowledge with us. Good luck to you.

Спасибо, что продолжаете делиться с нами своими знаниями. Удачи Вам.

you are really doing an awesome job!
i try to learn and remembr as my vocabulary is not that strong