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    bound morphemes

    Analyze the function and meaning of the bound morphemes in the following words:
    environmentally
    unspeakably
    reconditioned
    responsibility
    thickener

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    Re: bound morphemes

    Quote Originally Posted by learner
    Analyze the function and meaning of the bound morphemes in the following words:
    environmentally
    unspeakably
    reconditioned
    responsibility
    thickener
    Morpheme
    USE:
    A morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning. A word can contain more than one morpheme:
    'Unable' can be divided into two morphemes- the prefix 'un' and 'able', whereas the word 'mahogany' cannot be divided into anything smaller.
    See: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/morpheme.html

    bound morpheme:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...und%20morpheme

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    environmentally
    -al the adjective ending is one bound morpheme and -ly the adverb ending is a second.

    You try 'unspeakably' (3 bound morphemes)

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