form of a word

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  • Features of a word- FORM
    • Word class/part of speech
      • noun/verbs
    • Spelling/ pronunciation
      • Homophones
        • 2 words that sound the same but are spelt differently e.g. fare and fair
      • silent letters- Knight
    • Word formation/ families
      • Words linked by structure/form
        • happy, happiness, unhappy, happily
    • Multi-word units/ lexical chunks
      • this usually refers to language that occurs in semi-fixed units that we learn as one piece.
        • put on, get on with, my name is
    • Homographs
      • words that sound the same and look the same but have different meanings.
        • E.g. BAT- baseball BAT- Animal


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