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    The morphemes of the word 'adultery'

    Hi,


    Is the following analysis of the word 'adultery' correct?

    {adult} + {-ery}

    Well, maybe the word cannot be divided, a free morpheme.

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    Re: The morphemes of the word 'adultery'

    I don't think so. The root of adultery is the Latin noun adulterium. Adultery has nothing to do with the English word adult, which comes from the Latin adultus. Therefore I think adultery cannot be broken down and is itself a morpheme.

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