What are different forms of the same word called? I know this but I’m blanking today. EX: melancholy vs melancholic?
or sad vs sadness. mad, madness. boy, boyish.
- 6 months ago
Derivatives,. Also the original words are called root words.
- RogerLv 76 months ago
Noun and adjective. However, in English nouns can often be used as adjectives, and "melancholy" is one of those. "Sadness," a noun, however, is not like that; it is only a noun. "Sad" is also only an adjective. In general in formal English it is preferable to use the appropriate form and not to make a noun serve as an adjective if an adjectival version exists.
- Anonymous6 months ago
variants of a root word?
- SumDudeLv 76 months ago
nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives ... but idk a single identifying word. ["conjugation" is for identifying the subject(s) ... I, you, we, they, etc - especially in non-English languages]Source(s): sorry ...