Basic Issues of Affixation in English Language


  • Husnat Ahmed Tabassam
  • Sumera Baby
  • Sadaf Naseem


affixations, suffixes, knowledge, understanding, formation


Morphology is the investigation of core mastery of word anatomy and word-formation under the need and demand of the sense of the sentence. The prime intention of the related study is to analyze the magnitude of the language learners in the pre-stage of learning for further refinement in their skills by finding out basic issues in affixes usage. In this regard, qualitative and qualitative methodology is used to collect data from primary school students of Sheikhupura. On broad level, 4 schools were selected out of 10 schools with systematic random sampling and 20 students of 5th grade were selected for the test that was consist of affixation exercises with cognizance, knowledge, application agenda of evaluation. Data was demonstrated and analyzed with descriptive qualitative method and percentage, linear graphs, and table forms. In the first test, 40% of students were successful and 60% failed, in the second test knowledge and understanding was checked 30% of students were passed 70% were fail and in 3rd test 50% students were pass and 50% failed. So, the findings of this study manifest that language learners face word formation issues in their very early stage of learning due to the lack of understanding and practice. Poor planning, poor scheme of studies, less attention on basic understanding of morphology and knowledge are the prime factors for poor learning of the students. Hence students and teachers should use dictionaries, specifically planners; the scheme of studies should full of word formation activities, weekly word-formation competitions should be held to improve vocabulary, spellings, and a basic understanding of words by changing their case and forms.




How to Cite

Husnat Ahmed Tabassam, Sumera Baby, & Sadaf Naseem. (2023). Basic Issues of Affixation in English Language. Elementary Education Online, 20(5), 2712–2720. Retrieved from




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