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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. structure-class words
  2. bound morpheme
  3. possessive (noun)
  4. suffix
  5. base
  1. a words that occur in a single form and signal structure (grammatical) relationships within phrases, clauses, and sentences (ex. determiners, auxiliaries, prepositions, etc.)
  2. b an affix added to the end of a word, either to create a new word or to add grammatical information
  3. c a morpheme that can not stand alone as a word (ex. -en, -ed, pre-)
  4. d a morpheme that contains the basic meaning of a word (also called the root or stem)
  5. e a grammatical trait of nouns and pronouns generally expressing possession (ex. {-s})

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the process by which the meaning of the word broadens to include more categories in its reference
  2. the formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases
  3. a morpheme used to create a variant form of a word in order to signal grammatical information (ex. -ed, as in walked)
  4. the study of the meaning of words, sentences, and other language forms
  5. the form of the verb expressing the present time (ex. {-s})

5 True/False questions

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


  2. superlative (adjective/adverb)degree expressed for adjectives and adverbs by using "more" or {-er}


  3. ameliorate (amelioration)a grammatical feature enabling nouns and pronouns the express the difference between one or more than one (ex. {-s})


  4. compoundingthe negative or positive associations implied by a word


  5. allomorphan inflection on nouns and verbs presumed to be present although invisible


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