Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types


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What is a morpheme?

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1. What type of morpheme is the suffix 'less' in the word 'thoughtless'?

2. Name the correct number of morphemes in the following sentence: 'Take me to my village to die, surrounded by friends.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the English language, the smallest units of language that contain meaning are called morphemes. Using this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be tested on topics like syntax and types of morphemes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz and worksheet, you will identify:

  • The number of morphemes in a practice sentence
  • The smallest unit of language in writing
  • What syntax is
  • Situations a morpheme can be applied to

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet offer practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on morphemes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as grapheme and syntax
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a derivational morpheme

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with the lesson titled Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types. Here's what you can expect to learn:

  • The meaning of linguist
  • What inflectional morphemes do to a word's meaning
  • The two classifications of morphemes
  • Classifications of base, free, and bound morphemes