# Are word order and word relationships aspects of semantics, morphology, syntax, or orthography?

Jan 10, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

Word order is a part of syntax because it decides how to build different kinds of sentences.

For example if we look at the sentence I am writing a letter. Its word order is S - V - O (subject - verb - object), which makes the sentence indicative.

If we change the order to V-S-O (i.e. exchange verb with subject): Am I writing a letter? the sentence becomes interrogative (question).

On the other hand word relationship is a part of morphology. It studies how can we create one word from the other by adding parts (called morphems).

Example:

We can list many morphems (parts) which turn the word, to which they are added, to its opposite. Examples of such morphems can be:

• im : patient $\to$ im patient

• un: tidy $\to$ un tidy

• mal: function $\to$ mal function

And so on.