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ENGLISH MORPHOSYNTAX

PROF. EVA ZEUCH



EXERCISES ON WORD FORMATION

Specify what word-formation processes can be seen in the words highlighted in the
following text:
a) By inflection
b) By derivation: affixation, conversion, compounding

Some people

They are suspicious of all frozen food, despise any product that contains additives, wholly
disapprove of white bread, and reckon that consumers of poisonous white sugar will
nearly all die young. I hope theyre wrong.

They feel strongly that most doctors are little better than drug-pushers, and are
convinced that acupuncture is the medicine of the future. I suppose they have a point there.
They recommend natural childbirth for all mothers-to-be. I expect one or two mothers
would disagree

BY DERIVATION

AFFIXATION CONVERSION COMPOUNDING















BY INFLECTION