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Is anyone aware of any word form dictionary available (online):

If we were to take a common word. For example: eat

Then you would have the following:

  • Present: eat
  • Simple past: ate
  • Past participle: Eaten
  • Gerund : eating
  • Adjective: edible
  • Adjective: eatable (edible more correct)

Please note: I am not looking for synonyms. So therefore the use of a thesaurus would be an unfitting solution.

Thank you for your help

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I'm not sure I understand your question, but it seems like you're describing:

inflection

An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.

More specifically, verbs undergo:

conjugation

a) inflection of a verb for person, number, tense, voice, mood, etc.
b) the complete set of the inflections of a given verb

Nouns can undergo:

declension

a) In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in categories such as case, number, and gender.
b) A class of words of one language with the same or a similar system of inflections, such as the first declension in Latin.

[You can find those words in any online dictionary.]

  • Hello, here is a list (uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm) however this is a fixed list. A search box where you could type a word, e.g. "Eat" would then bring up the information located in the first post or smoothing similar. Thank you Talia. – Arthor Oct 15 '13 at 17:57

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