Social Studies

A child who says, My toy car breaked, or I runned up the hill, is demonstrating __________. a. overextension b. telegraphic speech c. overregularization d. fast mapping

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The correct answer is "overgeneralization". Overgeneralisation happens when children use irregular verbs or nouns as if they were regular, giving them a regular ending. Overextension is when more individuals are understood under a name, for example "dog" for all animals.

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