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Saturday, November 28, 2009

worksheet for english morphology

MORPHOLOGY: INTRODUCTION













  • Below are some terms related to English morphology. Consult a recent dictionary for any whose meaning is not clear to you and define them.






  • Divide the following words into morphemes by writing them with dashes at the morpheme boundaries. For examples: cat-s, re-view, power-point.





  • Derivational affixes may be either prefixes or suffixes. Most derivational prefixes simply change the meaning of the word to which they are attached (for example, unbelievable and desensitize). Derivational suffixes normally change the part-of-speech category and may also change the meaning of the word to which they are attached. Notice how derivational suffixes change the part-of-speech category and the meaning in the following words.

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