Brown's 14 Grammatical Morphemes

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This set presents the name of the grammatical morphemes with examples NOT DEFINITIONS.

Progressive -ing

He is walking; she is talking; it is raining

Plural -s

Nine lives, three students, new copies

Preposition IN

Ball in the cup; Picture in the book

Preposition ON

Book on the table; Kitty on the couch

Possessive -s

Mom's shoe; The dog's collar

Regular Past -ed

He smashed; She smiled

Irregular Past

She went home; He broke it; she hit me

Regular 3rd Person singular past tense -s

She likes ice cream; he hits people

Articles a, an, the

The big worm with a green head on an apple.

Contractible copula

He is a friend, It's windy; I am awesome; you're sweet

Contractible auxiliary

He is talking; it's raining; I am studying

Uncontractible copula

This is it; He was tired
This responds to the copula question.

Uncontractible auxiliary

This is sleeping; He is sleeping

Irregular 3rd person: has, does

She has to go home; He doesn't like that, does he?

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