What is an inflectional affix?


SIL International, defines an inflectional affix as a word part that has a grammatical function, but does not change the class of another word. An inflectional affix cannot be a word on its own; it must be attached to another word.

An example of an inflectional affix in the English language is the letter "S." This letter denotes the third person singular form of a verb. When added to a verb, the word still remains a verb. An example can be seen in the sentence: "Johnny loves to sleep." The -s serves a grammatical function, yet the word love remains a verb.

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(inflectional_affixes) " (inflectional affixes) easy examples for u: the plural suffix (s) added to. singular nouns. {boy+ s. =boys} ,or. the past tense suffix (ed) added to.
what the feezy???!?
For it to be a derivational affix, the affix creates a new word from the original word. For -ing an example would be "showing." He is showing us his house. -ing is inflectional
First, it's worth saying that most linguists today consider this distinction as a piece of convenient descriptive terminology, without any fundamental theoretical status. Then we
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