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affix in Grammar topic

affixaf‧fix2 /ˈæfɪks/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SLGa group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to change its meaning or use, such as ‘un-’, ‘mis-’, ‘-ness’, or ‘-ly’ prefix1(1), suffix
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affixEach time an affix is removed the remaining stem must be checked to determine whether it is a valid word.The selection of a particular planning frame commits the speaker to using certain function words and affixes and not others.Separate drills need to be set up for each noun class to learn its associated affixes.In addition to whole words, the closed class also contains affixes.These often show a dissociation between the stem of a lexical item and its affix.Some method is then used to derive the syntactic representation for the derivative form from combining the root form and the affix.At least two problems exist for using affix stripping as a morphological technique.Instead, there would be a set of lexical rules indicating which affix had to be added to produce each inflected form.