Listen to the child’s conversation with adults or peers during play. Record or write down the conversation for later analysis.
No elicitation needed.
The child produces few errors with verb tense. He understands when the is verb can be contracted and when it can’t. The child uses irregular singular verbs do-does and have-has correctly.
Morphemes are learned through hearing them used and practicing their usage. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to model and correct usage (by repeating the incorrect phrase with the appropriate phrase).
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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