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5 Matching questions

  1. possessive (noun)
  2. base
  3. etymology
  4. derivational morpheme
  5. structure-class words
  1. a a morpheme that creates one word from another (ex. enrage, critical)
  2. b the origin and linguistic development of a word
  3. c a morpheme that contains the basic meaning of a word (also called the root or stem)
  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 grammatical trait of nouns and pronouns generally expressing possession (ex. {-s})

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. degree expressed for adjectives and adverbs by using "most" or {-est}
  2. the process by which the meaning of the word broadens to include more categories in its reference
  3. the set of words capable of changing form through the addition of inflectional and derivational morphemes
  4. the negative or positive associations implied by a word
  5. an inflection on nouns and verbs presumed to be present although invisible

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


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


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


  5. pejorationthe formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases