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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #32881: Prefixes
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: How words are built [Change theme]
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                                           Prefixes       uni   /   bi   /   tri   /   ...


    ---UNI  (means one)   unicycle (one wheel)  uniform  (one form or shape)


    ---BI (two)  bicycle (two wheels)    biennial: a biennial event happens every two years

        parsley is a biennial plant,it stays alive for two years (it flowers the second year)

         this  biannual journal is published twice each year


    ---TRI (three)   tricycle (three wheels)          tripod (three legs)

         a triceratops had three horns 


    ---QUADR  (quadra / quadri / quadru: four)                                     QUART

          these forms are quadrilaterals           Oknos quartet   (four musicians) 


    ---QUINT (five)

        quintet  (five performers)                quintuple : five times bigger (the quintuple of 3 is 15) 


    ---SEX (six)                                                                              HEXA ( Greek root)

    (latin soul / salsa)           hexagonal tiles 


    ---SEPT (seven)

    septet  /  Winton Marsalis trumpeter, composer (jazz and classical musician)

      September : the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar which started in March.


    ---OCTO / OCTA (eight

     an octogonal tower   (Basilica of Saint Sernin, Toulouse)          /         October  

                                            octave  C --------> C  (eight notes) 



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    1. Poseidon is the god of the sea in Greek mythology. When he was displeased
    he would throw down his and cause earthquakes
    The Dionne (born on May 28, 1934) were Canada's biggest
    tourist attraction from 1934 to 1943.
    The golden lion is the prize awarded by the Venice .
    It's a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years(in odd years)
    Like many other dinosaurs the coelophysis was a .
    It walked on two feet.
    This sign has the shape of an . It has eight sides and eight angles.
    Sometimes corn means horn. An imaginary animal, like a white horse,
    with a long straight horn on its head is called a
    It's a sea animal which has a soft body and eight arms. It is said to be more intelligent
    than any other invertebrate.Its name is
    These six babies were born at the same time
    and have the same mother, they are .
    A komodo dragon is a giant lizard. It has four limbs adapted for walking.
    It is a
    This sailing boat is a it has three hulls.

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