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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

 

DIATHESIS OF QUIZ 3

Quiz 3 is worth 100 points total and will have FOUR (4) parts:

1.

Matching. Match NINE (9) terms covered recently to examples of those terms. Three examples will be provided for each term and will come from those cited in class or in the textbook. Terms included on this quiz are: elevation, degeneration, change from abstract to concrete, change from concrete to abstract, hyperbole, weakening, changing concepts, circumlocution, euphemism, folk etymology, clip, diminutive, inchoative. (18 pts.; 2 pts. @)

 

2.

Bases. Identify and define the FOUR (4) BASES in words of Latin derivation. (16 pts.; 4 pts. @ [2 pts./BASE, 2 pts./definition]). Any proper form of the BASE listed in the book will receive full credit.

 

3.

Suffixes. Identify and define the FOUR (4) suffixes in words of Latin derivation. (16 pts.; 4 pts. @ [2 pts./suffix, 2 pts./definition]). Any proper form of the suffix listed in the book will receive full credit.

 

4.

Sentences. Analyze and define the BASES and affixes in FOUR (4) words of Latin derivation. These words will be presented on the quiz in sentences which you have not seen before. Then give each word's part of speech (i.e. noun, adjective, verb, etc.) and its definition in context. (50 pts. total):

• 2 pts./BASE;
• 1 pt./definition of BASE;
• 2 pts./affix;
• 1 pt./definition of affix;
• 1 pt./usage of the word;
• 2 pts./definition of the word in context (1 pt. for etymological definition; 1 pt. for contextual definition).

Please note that the definition of a word in a sentence is now worth TWO (2) points! One point will be awarded for correctly assembling the etymological definition (the linguistic elements comprising the word), and one point for making a reasonable guess at the word's definition in the context of the sentence.

 

NOTA BENE: Throughout the quiz, you must use the proper format in identifying word elements: CAPITAL LETTERS followed by a dash for BASES, lower-case letters plus a dash for prefixes, and a dash plus lower-case letters for suffixes.