morphemes

LEAB001

Exercise 1. List the component morpheme(s) of the following words. State how many morphemes they contain. (8 p.)

books –

scissors –

inconclusive –

girlfriend –

painted –

unmistakable –

dishonesty –

unhapiness –

Exercise 2. List the affixes in each of these words, stating whether each is a prefix or a suffix: (7 p.)

decentralisation –

attractiveness –

functionality –

counterintuitive –

decapitated –

retouches –

illegality –

Exercise 3. Underline the roots: (5p.)

sweaters –

brightness –

revisited –

reformers –

builders –

Exercise 4. Based on the pronunciation of the past tense morpheme, divide the following words into 3 groups. Write the allomorphs.

Words: arrange, walk, dip, burn, sneeze, wait. (9 p.)

Group 1 (allomorph:): …………………………………………………………

Group 2 (allomorph:): …………………………………………………………

Group 3 (allomorph:):

……………………………………………………….

Exercise 5. What word-formation processes are involved in the formation of the following lexemes? (8 x 2=16 p.)

webinar:…………………………………………………

rehabilitation:……………………………………………

to water:…………………………………………………

to beg: …………………………………………………..

air conditioner: …………………………………………

prof: …………………………………………………….

undo: ……………………………………………………

to cable: ………………………………………………..

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