Morpheme Examples


A morpheme is a meaningful unit of language that cannot be further divided. Morphemes can be words and affixes-prefixes and suffixes.

Examples of Morpheme:

-ed = turns a verb into the past tense

un- = prefix that means not

a = article

I = pronoun

walk = verb (notice the word cannot be further divided)

Morphemes in a Sentence

The child was unable to move the largest of the boxes.

The = article

child = noun

was = verb

un = prefix meaning not

able = verb

to = part of the infinitive "to move"

move = verb acting as infinitive

the = article

larg(e) = adjective

est = suffix

of = preposition

the = article

box = noun

-es = turns the noun into the plural

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