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Bound vs Free Morphemes

Apr 2, 2018

Hi everyone,

This is a quick blog post about the difference between bound and free morphemes. Free morphemes is defined as words that can stand alone with a meaning whereas bound cannot be alone and need to attach to another morpheme.

Some examples of free vs bound morphemes:

unhappy

dissatisifaction

dogs

careful

What are some bound and free morphemes that you can think of?

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