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How many tickets do you have left?

How many tickets do you have?

What is the parts of speech of 'left' and what does the 'left' modify?

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It's an adjective derived from a past participle, and it is functioning as an adjunct to have (compare How many tickets do you have in the box?)

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    That doesn't sound idiomatic. If don't think left modifies tickets.
    – Colin Fine
    Dec 10, 2022 at 15:22
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    A case could be made for it being an optional PC of "have". Compare the declarative "I have two tickets left", where "left" is an adjective functioning as subjective PC of "have" with "tickets" as predicand.
    – BillJ
    Dec 10, 2022 at 15:41
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    See this question. Dec 10, 2022 at 16:42
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    @BEBYGONES: yes How many tickets do you have left at home? is fine.
    – Colin Fine
    Dec 10, 2022 at 20:25
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    @ColinFine Your answer is short but clear. I admire it.
    – gomadeng
    Dec 10, 2022 at 20:51

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