Making Opposites with im-, un- and dis- | Class 5 Grammar Worksheets

Using the prefixes un-, im- and dis-

Read the following

Able x unable

Like x dislike

Kind x unkind

Possible x impossible

When we add the prefixes un-, im- or dis- to adjectives, we get their opposites.

Exercise

Fill in the blanks by adding un-, im- or dis- to the words given in the box.

(tidy, patient, kind, like, able, appear, possible)

1. The teacher got upset with Rani because her work was ………………..

2. The dog was …………….. to climb the tree to chase the cat.

3. I ……………… hot milk. I like it cold.

4. It is ………………… to cross the road during peak traffic hours.

5. The magician waved his magic wand and made the rabbit ……………….

6. The passengers became ………………. when the train was late again.

7. It is very ………………. to make fun of another person’s weaknesses.

Answers

1. The teacher got upset with Rani because her work was untidy.

2. The dog was unable to climb the tree to chase the cat.

3. I dislike hot milk. I like it cold.

4. It is impossible to cross the road during peak traffic hours.

5. The magician waved his magic wand and made the rabbit disappear.

6. The passengers became impatient when the train was late again.

7. It is very unkind to make fun of another person’s weaknesses.

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