Prefixes Part II: Business Terms

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Put the following words in the correct prefix table:

spell, negotiate, schedule, proper, polite, connect, approve, professional, examine, trust, organized, communication, formal, operate, possible, worker, ordinate

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Place the correct prefix in front of the root of the word to complete the sentence.

  • 1.) Can you please double-check the contracts and make sure you didn't ________ (spell) any of the clients names?
  • 2.) We will have to __________ (schedule) for sometime next week due to insufficient funds.
  • 3.) We have to ________ (negotiate) your contract in the new year. You are eligible for a pay increase, but how much depends on several factors.
  • 4.) We have an ________ (formal) golf meeting with our clients this Saturday morning.
  • 5.) The way he handled the contract was very __________ (professional).
  • 6.) For a CEO he has a very good relationship with his _________ (workers).
  • 7.) It's very important to ________ (operate) well with our overseas branches and clients.
  • 8.) I would love to _________ (connect) with you sometime next week to finalize your order.
  • 9.) We need to _________ (examine) why our overseas sales keep shrinking.
  • 10.) It was very __________ (polite) of him to keep us waiting for such a long time.


Match the words from column 1 with the best-suited answer from column 2.

Column 1 Column 2
1.) insufficient a.) qualified
2.) eligible b.) not enough
3.) shrinking c.) customer/buyer
4.) finalize d.) ensure accuracy
5.) clients e.) discuss terms
6.) double-check f.) complete
7.) negotiate g.) getting smaller

Daily Expressions, Phrasal Verbs & Idioms:

1.) "Call off": To cancel an appointment or agreement.

"Let's call off the meeting until we know for certain that everyone will be able to attend."

2.) "friendly bet": Is a bet where there is no serious wager or impact on anyone's life. It is usually just to prove whether someone is right or wrong on an issue.

"I'm certain Donald Trump will win the election" "Would you like to make a friendly bet that she won't?"

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