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  1. Shelite
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    Smile What are they called in a grammatical term? ?

    I have been looking for a list of words like,
    possible - impossible,
    neccessary - unneccessary,
    able - disable,,,,etc,,,,,, by adding, un, in, im, ir,,,,,,

    Do they belong to antonyms ?

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    Re: What are they called in a grammatical term? ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelite View Post
    I have been looking for a list of words like,
    possible - impossible,
    neccessary - unneccessary,
    able - disable,,,,etc,,,,,, by adding, un, in, im, ir,,,,,,

    Do they belong to antonyms ?
    Yes, they are antonyms. They are also negations (which not all antonyms are).


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    Re: What are they called in a grammatical term? ?

    Thank you !
    Does anyone know the site I can get a list of these words?
    I have looked for a list under ''antonyms'' and ''negations'' but It has not been successfull.


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    Re: What are they called in a grammatical term? ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelite View Post
    I have been looking for a list of words like,
    possible - impossible,
    neccessary - unneccessary,
    able - disable,,,,etc,,,,,, by adding, un, in, im, ir,,,,,,

    Do they belong to antonyms ?
    These can, also, be thought of as morphemes or prefixes.

    There are a couple helpful tables you can see by scrolling down about one fourth to a third of the page: morphemes

    What is a morpheme?

    What is a bound morpheme?

    Words in English: Morphemes

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    Re: What are they called in a grammatical term? ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    These can, also, be thought of as morphemes or prefixes.
    You've changed the antecedent. Just to clarify:
    The antonyms, the words, the list of words, that the OP is after are not morphemes. The prefixes (un, im, in ... ) are.

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