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5 Matching questions

  1. bound morpheme
  2. etymology
  3. pejoration
  4. past participle (verb)
  5. extension
  1. a the origin and linguistic development of a word
  2. b the process by which the meaning of the word broadens to include more categories in its reference
  3. c the form of the verb ending in {-en} and able to be used in the sentence "I have always _____ something."
  4. d the process by which a word degenerates, acquiring new connotations over time
  5. e a morpheme that can not stand alone as a word (ex. -en, -ed, pre-)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a change in form that signals that grammatical function of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns (ex. plural nouns, verb tenses)
  2. a morpheme that contains the basic meaning of a word (also called the root or stem)
  3. the study of the meaning of words, sentences, and other language forms
  4. the form of the verb ending in {-ing} and able to be used in the sentence "They are _____ (that) right now."
  5. variant of a single morpheme that has a different sound but same meaning (e.g. eaten, walked - both past suffixes denote the past tense)

5 True/False questions

  1. possessive (noun)a grammatical trait of nouns and pronouns generally expressing possession (ex. {-s})


  2. compoundingthe process by which the meaning of the word becomes more specialized with fewer categories in its reference


  3. structure-class wordsthe set of words capable of changing form through the addition of inflectional and derivational morphemes


  4. derivational morphemea morpheme used to create a variant form of a word in order to signal grammatical information (ex. -ed, as in walked)


  5. present tense (verb, third-person singular)the form of the verb expressing a past action or state and containing the {-ed} morpheme


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