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5 Matching questions

  1. ameliorate (amelioration)
  2. form-class words
  3. possessive (noun)
  4. etymology
  5. allomorph
  1. a variant of a single morpheme that has a different sound but same meaning (e.g. eaten, walked - both past suffixes denote the past tense)
  2. b the origin and linguistic development of a word
  3. c the set of words capable of changing form through the addition of inflectional and derivational morphemes
  4. d a grammatical trait of nouns and pronouns generally expressing possession (ex. {-s})
  5. e the process by which a word loses its negative connotations and acquires positive ones

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. degree expressed for adjectives and adverbs by using "more" or {-er}
  2. a grammatical feature enabling nouns and pronouns the express the difference between one or more than one (ex. {-s})
  3. degree expressed for adjectives and adverbs by using "most" or {-est}
  4. the creation of a new word by combining two words
  5. a morpheme that creates one word from another (ex. enrage, critical)

5 True/False questions

  1. morphemea sound or combination of sounds having a single meaning


  2. present participle (verb)the form of the verb ending in {-ing} and able to be used in the sentence "They are _____ (that) right now."


  3. extensionthe formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases


  4. affixa morpheme added to the beginning or ending of a word


  5. derivationthe process by which a word degenerates, acquiring new connotations over time


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