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These second types of morphemes are called inflectional morphemes, and the -ed of headed in the activity above falls into this category. Morphology also gives us rules for combining free morphemes, that is to say, morphemes which carry meaning in their own right. Play and ground or grave and yard are examples of free morphemes which can be combined to form playground and graveyard respectively. Some writers use this linguistic potential of combining words to create new and sometimes ambiguous meanings.

Zv3 9 Couplets Couplets are two lines of verse, usually connected by a rhyme. Rhyming couplets have been popular throughout most periods of English poetry. Poets in the eighteenth century in particular made frequent use of them, as in this opening to a poem by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, written in 1747: 30 Patterns in language 32 The Lover: a ballad At length, by so much importunity pressed, Take, C-, at once, the inside of my breast; This stupid indifference so often you blame Is not owing to nature, to fear or to shame; I am not as cold as a virgin in lead, Nor is Sunday’s sermon so strong in my head; I know but too well how time flies along, That we live but few years and yet fewer are young.

E. quietness is a state of being quiet. g. ‘she talked quietly’. In the following examples, identify the different morphemes, and decide whether they are ‘free’ or ‘bound’: zv5 5 inconvenient truthfulness indefinitely deliberately icily levelheaded Grammar and literary style 45 You could have listed -in, -ful, -ness, -ly and -i as bound morphemes, while convenient, truth, definite, deliberate, ice, level and head fall into the free morpheme category. You may be wondering what to do about the -ed morpheme in headed—this should become clear in the next paragraph!

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