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    functional morpheme

    what is a functional morpheme??


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    Re: functional morpheme

    Morpheme is a minimal unit of meaning or grammatical function. There are two types of morphemes: free and bound morphemes.
    Free morphemes are divided into two categories - lexical and functional morphemes.
    Bound morphemes also fall into two groups - derivational and inflectional morphemes.

    If you're interested, I will explain to you all of them, but for the purpose of your query, here's your answer:
    Functional morphemes consist of the functional words in the language - conjunctions, prepositions, articles and pronouns. For example: 'and', 'near', above', 'in', 'the', 'but', 'on', 'that', etc.

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    morpheme

    Am I right when I say that:

    A stem is a morpheme which only occurs when attached to some other morpheme or morphemes such as a root or stem or base.

    Please confirm.

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