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The English language is rich with affixes, which are morphemes that can be added to a word to alter its meaning or function. Prefixes are added to the beginning of a word, while suffixes are added to the end. Understanding these affixes can greatly enhance vocabulary acquisition and comprehension, as they often carry specific contextual and grammatical information. Consider the following sentence from a scientific journal article: 'The biodegradable materials have the potential to revolutionize packaging, but on their own, they are not completely biodegradable.' In this context, the prefix 'bio-' and the suffix '-able' play crucial roles in conveying the nuanced meaning of the sentence. Based on your understanding of prefixes and suffixes in English, do the following: (1) Provide an analysis of how the prefix and suffix in the sentence contribute to the meaning and usage of the words they modify. (2) Imagine an alternate sentence that changes the prefix and/or suffix to convey a different, potentially opposite meaning. Explain the impact of your proposed change on the overall message of the sentence.

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