In these lessons, we are going to explore the use of some Negative Prefixes. A Negative Prefix helps you to create the negative word meaning and there are many different Prefixes you can use.

An Introduction to Negative Prefixes

In your first lesson, I will introduce you to the Negative Prefixes we will review and show you how their meanings can be different, even though they are all creating a Negative Word.


Generally, we can describe these 2 Prefixes easily:

UN = A lack of something

DIS = The opposite of

However, the English language is never that easy, so I will try to show you how we use these Prefixes accurately.

A Lack of (UN) & Opposites (DIS)

In this lesson, I will show you how to look at these 2 Prefixes in a different way, as either an ACTIVE or PASSIVE action.

IN & IM (Into, More & Not)

These Prefixes are not only used to create negative words, so it is important that you can understand when & why a negative word is being created. We will look at 3 different meanings in this lesson.


These 3 simple Prefixes are easy to use and learn simply because they have a simple meaning. NOT.

That is Not Logical, so it is Illogical.

Common Vocabulary with UN, DIS & NON

These are probably the most common Negative Prefixes that you will come across in English. In this lesson, we will take a look at some commonly used vocabulary that you can use every day.

Other Negative Prefixes

Another 3 commonly used Negative Prefixes are A, Ab & Anti, Learn how we use them and what they mean in this lesson.