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Making word trees - 'unelectability'

asked 2015-06-06 18:11:50 -0400

Can someone please help me in making this tree? I thought that verbs and nouns cannot be attached. Maybe I am mistaken. I got that the start of the word is elect (V) branching off the (ADJ) with able, then un- (ADJ) under the noun branch connected to -ity (N). Please help!

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answered 2015-06-08 13:56:42 -0400

usagi5886 gravatar image

Here are the relevant words you need to consider for drawing the tree structure:

  • elect (verb)
  • electable (adjective)
  • unelectable (adjective)
  • unelectability (noun)

So the overall derivation is verb→adjective→adjective→noun. At no stage in the derivation is a noun derived directly from a verb, so you weren't mistaken!

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