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    Default Re: what are word orders and word forms?

    Quote Originally Posted by anitha
    word order and word form
    Word Order
    1) English is an SVO (Subject + Verb + Object) language,

    EX: John likes cake. (SVO)

    2) Prepositions come before the nouns they modify,

    John sang with the band. (Preposition + noun)

    3) Adjectives come before the nouns they modify,

    A blue book. (adjective + noun)


    Word Form
    1) Words are classified into several categories: Noun, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, etc.

    EX: eat (Verb), book (Noun), etc.

    2) Verbs take inflection for person and number,

    He walks. (-s is the 3rd person singular marker)

    3) Nouns can be plural or singular,

    EX: book, books (-s marks plural in number)

    4) Verbs take tense markings,

    EX: walked (Past tense)

    In short, word order is dealt with in Syntax and word form is dealt with in Morphology.

    All the best, :D

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    Default Re: what are word orders and word forms?

    So, how about how to use a hyphen or hyphens in a group of words or in a long phrase, when and how can we use it correctly?

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    Piak

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