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Parts of Speech Intro

Parts of Speech Intro

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Notes to help students with learning parts of speech
Notes to help students with learning parts of speech

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Parts
 
of Speech
Every part of speech has one formal and one functional proof.Before we start: Let’s define morpheme:List of morphemes:
Test for Nouns
Formal Proof 1.Has noun- making ___________________: govern
ment 
, incid
ence
,admoni
tion
2.Can occur with _____________ morpheme: government
s,
incidence
s,
 admonition
s
3.Can occur with _________________ morpheme: government
’s
,incidence
’s
,admonition
’s
Functional Proof 1.Without _________________, can directly follow an article: __________ government, ___________ incidence, ________ admonition2.Fits the frame sentence: (The) ____________________ seem(s) allright. Test the following words to determine which ones are Nouns. If youdetermine it is a Noun, write out the TWO proofs. Remember you need TWO proofs for each word (one formal proof, one functional proof). If the word does not fit TWO proofs, then it is NOT a Noun.1.Velocity:2.Run:
 
3.Condition:4.Accurately:
Test for Verbs
Functional Proof 1.Has a verb- making ___________________: critic
ize
2.Can occur with present/past ___________ morpheme: criticiz
es
,criticiz
ed 
3.Can occur with present-participle ___________________: criticiz
ing
4.Can occur with past-participle ___________________:
had 
criticized,
was
criticizedFunctional Proof 1.Can be made a __________________:
Criticize
this novel.
Run
themile.2.Can be made ________________:
Do not 
criticize this novel.
Do not 
run the mile.3.Fits one of the two frame sentences: They must_________________ it.They must ________________ good. Test the following words to determine which ones are Verbs. If youdetermine it is a Verb, write out the TWO proofs. Remember you need TWO proofs for each word (one formal proof, one functional proof). If the word does not fit TWO proofs, then it is NOT a Verb.1.Jeopardize:
 
2.Angry:3.Voracious:4.Determine:
Test for Adjectives
Formal Proof 1.Has adjective- making ___________________: fool
ish
, beauti
ful
,anxi
ous
2.Takes comparative or superlative ________________: soft
er 
, soft
est 
Functional Proof 1.Compared by using ___________/_____________:
more
soft,
most 
soft2.Intensifies:
Very 
soft,
Very 
tough3.Fits the frame sentence: The______________ man seems very ____________________. Test the following words to determine which ones are Adjectives. If youdetermine it is an Adjective, write out the TWO proofs. Remember youneed TWO proofs for each word (one formal proof, one functionalproof). If the word does not fit TWO proofs, then it is NOT an Adjective.1.Mace:

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