a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,” or simply negating: mistrial; misprint; mistrust.
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Question 1 of 10
Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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Origin of mis-1
Middle English; Old English mis(se)-; cognate with German miss-, Gothic missa- (see miss1;); often replacing Middle English mes- < Old French < West Germanic *mis(s)-
Words nearby mis-
Definition for mis- (2 of 2)
variant of miso- before some vowels: misanthrope.
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British Dictionary definitions for mis- (1 of 2)
wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneouslymisunderstanding; misfortune; misspelling; mistreat; mislead
lack of; notmistrust
Word Origin for mis-
Old English mis (se) -; related to Middle English mes-, from Old French mes-; compare Old High German missa-, Old Norse mis-
British Dictionary definitions for mis- (2 of 2)
a variant of miso-
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