Is “fish” a prefix of fishing? As “ing” is the suffix?

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No, “fish” is not a prefix of “fishing”. A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a base word to create a new word, while a suffix is a word part added to the end of a base word. In the word “fishing”, “fish” is the base word and “ing” is the suffix that creates the present participle form of the verb “to fish”.

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