This 18th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
The word cleaner is ambiguous. Propose two alternative word-
formation rules that explain the ambiguity.
This is a verbial stem which gives another Adj with a greater intensity. Or, the affix transforms the action into a person.
cleaner is an adjective because we can add -er to it.
the -er in the cleaner is just a coincidence and does not certify degrees.
The Adj describes a condition better than before.
The suffix -er makes it comparative to another toilet.
The -er changes the word into somebody that is doing the action.
cleaner: N + derivational -er, meaning ‘one who engages in Ns’. Or cleaner: Adj + -er, meaning ‘one who Adj-s’.
This forms an adjectiver word.
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