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LEXIS AND SEMANTICS
EXAMINER'S TIP
It is important to note that all words are dependent on context for their full meaning to be understood.


INTRODUCTION TO LEXIS
Lexis can be broken down into morphemes-these are the unit of meaning.

There are four different types of morphemes: free, dependent, bound and…

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E.g. award winner, film star

5. They are also single word compounds which now people no longer think these as compounds but one word.

E.g. raincoat

5. Nouns can also be formed with an adjective (e.g. greenhouse), if they are rearranged then they can sometimes have a
completely different meaning.…

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Type of pronoun Examples
Person I, you, she they
(This type of pronoun refers to actual people. They may
completing actions for example but they may refer to a
particular group).
Possessive My cat, his cat, our cat, their cat.
(This type of pronoun refers to ownership, possess
something).
Reflexive…

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