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    #1

    information

    what are the rules for using the negative prefixes?

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    Re: information

    I am afraid that it is a bit of a chaotic area. Some prfixes go with some spellings:
    im + p (Impossible)
    ir + r (irregular)
    il + l (illegal)
    However, un/in/dis don't follow fixed patterns, and there are exceptions to the ones above.

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