Quiz 1 Answers

Quiz 1 Answers
 What is a morpheme?
It is the smallest unit of meaning that can be free or must be
• What is the difference between a free and bound
Free morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning that can exist
on its own as a word. E.g.: fish.
Bound morpheme must be attached to a free morpheme in
order to have meaning. It alters or modifies the stem. E.g.:
 What is an inflectional morpheme?
These are bound morphemes that changes the grammar of a word.
 What is a derivational morpheme?
These are bound morphemes that changes the word class. Quickly:
adjective to adverb
 What is the difference between content and function
Open class/ content words carry meaning. They readily admit new
members as words are created and changed.
Nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs
Closed class/ function words do not readily admit new members.
They have limited use and not change. They act as the grammatical
glue of a sentence.
Pronouns, prepositions, auxiliary verbs, conjunctions
Morphology and word class quiz 2
2. “Fat” in line 2 belongs to which class of words?
“Fat” in line 2 is an adjective.
What does it express?
It is use metaphorically to describe the governments greedy nature
within the issue of gambling.
3. “Whilst” in line 3 belongs to which class of words?
It is conjunction.
What function does it have in this context?
It serves to link the government’s greed with the idea that they are
pretending that they have no part in this issue of gambling.
It suggests that the government is deliberately neglecting their
5. “Should” in line 10 belongs to which class of words?
It is an auxiliary verb.
In combination with the verb “taking” what message is the
writer trying to convey?
In combination with the word “taking”, the writer conveys that the
government has an obligation to take care of their people at the
moment but are not.
6. In lines 14 and 15, “legalising” and “taking” is in what
It is in the present progressive tense.
In using this tense what does the writer achieve?
Using this tense the writer suggests that the result of the
government’s actions are current and will be continuous if action is
not taken.
8. In line 18, what is the effect of using the inclusive
pronoun “we”?
In using the inclusive pronouns, the writer involves the
audience in the issue of gambling AND encourages them to
collectively take action because the government has not.
9. What is the function of the text?
The function of the text is to criticise the government’s lack
of action against the issue of gambling and implore the
community to take responsibility.
10. How does the context and the intended audience
influence the expression and content of the article?
The writer elicits the dangers associated with gambling to the wider
community. The writer effectively selects their expressions in order
to arouse an emotional response from the reader.
As result, connotative nouns such as “disease” and “crime” are used
to evoke outrage against the targeted group, the government, who
are equally as effected.
The audience are led to distrust the government who lack the
ability act lawfully.
The writer intends to separate the audience as the victims and the
government as the culprits.
Consequently expressions such as “battlers” and “pour into” is