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All Languages have wordsm even in our  first language, we continue learning new words and learning new meaning for old words.

Word Classes

Words play different roles in a text. They fall into one of eight different classes.

  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Verbs
  4. Adjectives
  5. Adverbs
  6. Prepositions
  7. Conjuntions
  8. Determiners

Many words in English can fall into two or more different word classes.

Word Families

We have seeen how some words share the same base or root but take different endings.

suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word.

Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs.

prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word.

 Adding it to the beginning of one word changes it into another word.

For example, when the prefix un- is added to the word happy, it creates the word unhappy

Take for example the word Understand

  • Understand
  • Understood
  • Understanding
  • Misunderstood
  • Understandable
  • Misunderstand

Compound Words

A compound word is a combination of two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning. 

Compound words can be written in three ways:

  • as open compounds (spelled as two words, e.g., ice cream)
  • closed compounds (joined to form a single word, e.g., doorknob)
  • hyphenated compounds (two words joined by a hyphen, e.g., long-term). 

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