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    Is the word "upon" a free morpheme?

    Hi,

    I would like to know if the word upon is a word by itself (a free morpheme) or is it a made up of "up" (derivational prefix) + on (free morpheme).
    Hope someone can enlighten me on this. Thanks!

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    Re: Is the word "upon" a free morpheme?

    Quote Originally Posted by alkata View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know if the word upon is a word by itself (a free morpheme) or is it a made up of "up" (derivational prefix) + on (free morpheme).
    Hope someone can enlighten me on this. Thanks!
    See if this helps: Online Etymology Dictionary

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    Re: Is the word "upon" a free morpheme?

    Oxford dictionary give it as formed from up + on: upon: definition of upon in Oxford dictionary (American English) (US)

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