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I am currently doing my online work, and I was sorting verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. I was doing well, until 'I'm' came up. I would really appreciate it if someone could answer my question, is 'I'm' a verb, noun, adjective, of adverb? I am thinking it might be a noun, but I am unsure.

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    I'm is a contraction of I and am; 'I' is a pronoun and 'am' is a verb. – Void Jan 27 at 8:39
  • I need adverb, verb, adjective or noun. Which one is it out of those 4? – user128898 Jan 27 at 8:51
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    The correct answer is it's none of them, it's a contraction of two words, one a pronoun, the other a verb. That said, if forced to choose, I'd say it's a verb. (In some languages, and in some forms of informal English, "am" on its own can replace "I'm".) – rjpond Jan 27 at 9:05
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    However, because the only correct answer is "none of the above", I have no way of knowing what your teacher had in mind or what the person who set the exercise intended - unless it was that "I'm" should be skipped over. – rjpond Jan 27 at 9:10
  • @rjpond Ok thanks. The only one that answered my question :) – user128898 Jan 27 at 9:10
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I'm is a contraction. It is a contraction of the words "I" and "am". Because it is a contraction, it is not a noun, verb, or an adjective.

"I" is a proper noun, and "am" is a verb.

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  • We need either noun, verb, adjective, or adverb :/ – user128898 Jan 27 at 8:50
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    Whatever your exercise says, this is the correct information about I'm. – Kate Bunting Jan 27 at 9:04
  • @KateBunting I know that I'm is a contraction, I have not been given the answer yet, I need one of these fricking options: noun, verb, adjective, or adverb. WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT – user128898 Jan 27 at 9:09
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    We understand perfectly well, but the correct answer is not one of those options! Unless they just want you to say that am is a verb. Being rude helps nobody. – Kate Bunting Jan 27 at 9:34
  • @KateBunting Well, you are incorrect. It is in fact a verb. I got the answer recently. A verb is a doing or being word and I'm is a being word. Also sorry :/ I was just mad because no one was answering my question. – user128898 Jan 27 at 10:30