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Function word: Quiz


Question 1: Grammatical words, as a class, can have distinct ________ properties from content words.
International Phonetic AlphabetEnglish phonologyIrish phonologyPhonology

Question 2: Function words might or might not be inflected or might have ________.
AffixTransfixHalkomelem languageSimulfix

Question 3: Function words (or grammatical words) are words that have little lexical meaning or have ________ meaning, but instead serve to express grammatical relationships with other words within a sentence, or specify the attitude or mood of the speaker.
FallacyBegging the questionAmbiguityAristotle

Question 4: By contrast, ________ describe the use of function words in detail, but treat lexical words in general terms only.
LinguisticsGenerative grammarSyntaxGrammar

Question 5: Words that are not function words are called content words (or open class words or lexical words): these include nouns, verbs, ________, and most adverbs, although some adverbs are function words (e.g., then and why).
Preposition and postpositionAdjectiveGerundPronoun

Question 6: ________ define the specific meanings of content words, but can only describe the general usages of function words.
WordNetBilingual dictionaryDictionaryLexicography


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