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5 Matching Questions

  1. free morphemes
  2. affix
  3. structure-class words
  4. bound morpheme
  5. compounding
  1. a a morpheme that can not stand alone as a word (ex. -en, -ed, pre-)
  2. b the creation of a new word by combining two words
  3. c a morpheme that can stand alone as a word (ex. act)
  4. d words that occur in a single form and signal structure (grammatical) relationships within phrases, clauses, and sentences (ex. determiners, auxiliaries, prepositions, etc.)
  5. e a morpheme added to the beginning or ending of a word

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the process by which a word loses its negative connotations and acquires positive ones
  2. an affix added to the beginning of a word to create a new word
  3. variant of a single morpheme that has a different sound but same meaning (e.g. eaten, walked - both past suffixes denote the past tense)
  4. the form of the verb expressing a past action or state and containing the {-ed} morpheme
  5. the formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. past participle (verb)the form of the verb ending in {-en} and able to be used in the sentence "I have always _____ something."


  3. superlative (adjective/adverb)degree expressed for adjectives and adverbs by using "most" or {-est}


  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. etymologythe process by which the meaning of the word broadens to include more categories in its reference


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