HYPER- SUPER- HYPO- Sub- Unit 1Lesson 3
Latin vsgreek • Words built on Greek bases tend to be scientific, medical and technical in meaning. • Latin-based words, by contrast, tend to serve more general purposes and are found in daily speech, nonspecialized writing and literature.
Prefix: Hyper- & Super- • excessively active • located higher than another • Means: over, above • Example: • Hyperactive: • Superior:
Prefix: Hypo- & Sub- • Under the skin • Below the threshold of conscious perception • Means: under, below • Example: • Hypodermic: • Subliminal: