A Guide to Score Well in the English Section with Conjunctions Prefix and Suffix

Government examinations such as IBPS, CDS, CLERK, SSC, PO, SO, RRB and Defense Exams have the English section that asks questions from the topics Conjunction and Prefix Suffix which is very scoring.

These topics have a wide application in the entire English section and if your basics are crystal clear, you can easily bag marks from the questions asked from these topics and also use them in the entire section. In this article, we will look at the details about the topics, and then we will discuss some tips to become better at solving them.

What are conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that join words with sentences. They can also be used to join topics with terms, clauses with terms, and sections with sentences. They help in making the sentences short and crisp which allows more clarity in the language. This makes the writings effective.

The usage of conjunctions can help you solve various types of questions in General English. They can also be expected in various government examinations. It helps in avoiding choppy sentences and redundancy. Conjunctions are used to avoid repeating words and phrases. They help improve the language’s understanding and creativity.

This was all about conjunctions, let us have a look at the Prefix and Suffix topic.

Prefix and Suffix

In the General English section of exams, questions related to the prefixes and suffixes are frequently asked. This topic can be useful for students preparing for various exams like Banking, Defense, and SSC.

What are Prefix and Suffix

A prefix and suffix are words that can change the meaning of a word by adding two or more letters at the beginning of the end of the word. The study of prefixes and suffixes is known collectively as affixes. They are words that make antonym words; like- Lead and mislead. Here, ‘Mis’ is a prefix. By adding the prefix ‘Mis’ we get an antonym of the word-lead.


Prefixes come at the beginning of a word. By using them, they can change the meaning of a word. Some examples of prefixes include unpremeditated (un+ pre+ meditated), disclose (dis-), and unhidden (un+ hidden).


Suffixes are usually two to four letters long. They change the meaning of a word by adding letters to its root word. For instance, the word careless has a suffix that is ‘less’ which refers to the word “careless”.

Tips to Become Better at Prefix & Suffix and Conjunctions Questions.

Make sure you read all the rules and have all the basics cleared before you try to solve questions from these topics.

Also, while solving questions from the prefix and suffix topics, you must have a good vocabulary and know what the word means to accurately solve the question.

Try to make use of flashcards to improve your vocabulary and read as much as possible. This will allow you to get a vast vocabulary which will also help you improve your essays and conversations.

Make good use of previous papers and mock tests that will be easily available online to get better at solving the questions and get familiar with the various types that are asked in the exams.

With proper practice, these topics can be mastered. It will help you improve your chances of scoring well in the final exam.

Having the necessary knowledge and skills will also help you solve the questions easily. We hope you found this article on Conjunction and Prefix & Suffix insightful. If you need any guidance regarding these topics, feel free to drop your query in the comment box below.