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    Question Prefixes

    Hello

    Are there any rules for using prefixes like un, dis, in, im to make opposite from a word?

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    Default Re: Prefixes

    Quote Originally Posted by 126 View Post
    Hello

    Are there any rules for using prefixes like un, dis, in, im to make opposite from a word?
    There's a rule for "im". It comes before a /p/ or /b/ and often an /m/. That's because m, p, b are all bilabials - you pronounce them with your lips together initially. But "immovable" means "unmovable", so it's not a strict rule.
    un and in you have to learn.

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