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Part of Speech : Form Classes. 2 nd meeting. Nouns. Nouns can be identified from their inflectional morphemes(-s pl,-s ps) and derivational morphemes. Any words that can be in plural form (using –s pl) and noun possessive form (using –s ps) are considered as nouns

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Part of speech form classes

Part of Speech : Form Classes

2nd meeting


Nouns

Nouns

Nouns can be identified from their inflectional morphemes(-s pl,-s ps) and derivational morphemes.

Any words that can be in plural form (using –s pl) and noun possessive form (using –s ps) are considered as nouns

Nouns can be identified from their derivational suffixes like –dom,-ness, -ance,-ion,- acy, etc.

Example ; boredom, sickness, deliverance, decision, democracy.


Verbs

Verbs

Verbs can have a maximum of five different forms;

Stem: rise

Present 3rd person singular: rises

Present Participle: rising

Past Tense: rose

Past Participle: risen

Verbs also can be identified from their derivational suffixes like, -e, -ify,-, ize,-en, etc

Example: bathe, beautify, colonize, ripen


Adjectives

Adjectives

Most adjectives can be identified with their inflectional suffixes (-er, -est / using more or most)

Example; lazy-lazier-laziest

beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful

Adjectives can also be identified from their derivational suffixes like; -ish,-y,-ar,-al,-ly, etc.

Example ; childish, cloudy, consular, cultural, friendly


Adverbs

Adverbs

  • Adverbs has four suffixes to set it apart from the other form classes – the derivational suffixes –ly,-wise,-ward,and –s – and the free form like.

    example : fortunately, clockwise, northward, nights, studentlike


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