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5 Matching questions

  1. free morphemes
  2. form-class words
  3. narrowing
  4. pejoration
  5. present tense (verb, third-person singular)
  1. a the process by which the meaning of the word becomes more specialized with fewer categories in its reference
  2. b a morpheme that can stand alone as a word (ex. act)
  3. c the form of the verb expressing the present time (ex. {-s})
  4. d the set of words capable of changing form through the addition of inflectional and derivational morphemes
  5. e the process by which a word degenerates, acquiring new connotations over time

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the formation of words by adding prefixes and suffixes to existing words or bases
  2. the creation of a new word by combining two words
  3. a change in form that signals that grammatical function of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns (ex. plural nouns, verb tenses)
  4. a morpheme that can not stand alone as a word (ex. -en, -ed, pre-)
  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. morphemea sound or combination of sounds having a single meaning


  2. prefixan affix added to the beginning of a word to create a new word


  3. ameliorate (amelioration)the process by which a word degenerates, acquiring new connotations over time


  4. suffixan affix added to the end of a word, either to create a new word or to add grammatical information


  5. derivational morphemea morpheme that creates one word from another (ex. enrage, critical)


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