what are word orders and word forms?

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Casiopea

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anitha said:
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.

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Piak

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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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