Many of the words that we use are not ‘plain vanilla’ nouns, verbs, adjectives, and so on. They have internal parts that are categorized differently than the word as a whole. For example, some nouns have verbs inside. Construction is such a word, being composed of the verb construct and the noun suffix +ion. The noun part of the word envelops the verb part, making it possible to use construction as a subject or object rather than a verb. In this chapter, we picture the composition of complex forms and practice diagramming them.
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