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14 June, 15:44

Excerpt from Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Patrick Henry

"No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House." What does the use of the affix ism in the word patriotism indicate about the word?

A) It is a noun.

B) It is a participle

C) It is a conjunction.

D) It is an adjective.

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  1. 14 June, 17:29
    A it is a noun


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  2. 14 June, 17:35
    The answer is: A) It is a noun.

    An affix is a morpheme or group of letters added in from of a word (prefix) or at the end of a word (suffix) to change its meaning or grammatical category, or to provide inflection. In this case, the suffix - ism forms a noun: from the noun patriot to patriotism, which means nationalism.
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