acquire a meaning by/through

Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there

I am writing about a Brazilian linguist. In the following paragraph, I don't know whether to use through or by. Could you tell me which one fits?

Louis Henrique, in his article “The verb and the noun sentence”, written in 1948, argues that “the so-called verbal morphemes” are related to the sentences as a whole, and not only to the verb”, but he also believes that morphemes acquire naturally a meaning by/through affixes (prefixes and suffixes) linking to the verb.


Thank you.
 
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