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Can one word be classified as two different word classes?

I am inclined to believe that stative passives-verbs without explicit agents are adjectives, as they don't focus on event i.e. they are not eventive. A Verb should show action or event, not mere ...
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What's the term for changing a word's part of speech while maintaining the root?

Two concepts are to be clarified. These are derivation and inflection. Derivation can change the part of speech of a word. Inflection does not.It rather maintains the part of speech of the word. E.g.: ...
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What's the term for changing a word's part of speech while maintaining the root?

Changing a words PoS without changing anything else is conversion. This may include changing position in the sentence. Using a borrowed word that was derived in the donor language may still count as ...
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What's the term for changing a word's part of speech while maintaining the root?

You're talking about changing the word by adding morphemes to the root. This is called Affixation, because it adds affixes. An affix is added either at the beginning of a word (where it's called a ...
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