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We should consider it a given that no one thought Pavlik Morozov a hero in his lifetime.

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What kind of the part of speech is "given" in the sentence? I suppose it is the adjective and the presence of the indefinite article after it is because the noun (probably "fact") is intentionally omitted. Am I right?

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We should consider it a given that no one thought Pavlik Morozov a hero in his lifetime.

Since it has an article, it can't be an adjective. It is a noun in your sentence. See, for instance, the definition '2' in Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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