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Is “deep” an adverb in “They dug the well deep.” or something else?

They dug the well deep. What is "deep" in that sentence? I think its adverb but I stood wrong, help me someone!
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“nearby” (close by) as an adjective, a preposition, or an adverb

Would you show me if there could be any potential difference semantically between the two? Please, would you possibly take into account the bounds of possibility that the word "nearby" in the ...
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“sometimes” is adjective or adverb

In this sentence: The sometimes patronizing, often demeaning portrayal of women—even supposedly liberated women—remained, though often clandestine or packaged in the language of liberation. I ...
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What part of speech is “no” - negative pronoun, adverb or something else?

Is "no" - a negative pronoun, adverb or something else? There was no reply. The song was no strain on her voice. What do you think about this? Negative sentences with introductory "...
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What part of speech does “dead” stand for in the following sentence?

OP: "He will end up dead". Does the word "dead" denote an adverb here?
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Is 'only' an adjective and 'off' a preposition in the example sentence?

In the sentence: He was only a yard off me. I believe 'only' is an adjective because it adds information to the noun 'yard'. 'Off' is a preposition because it relates 'me' to the rest of the ...
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“In an undertone” - an adverb?

In this sentence: She began to sing, in an undertone, but as she heard the sounds come clear and pure she let herself go. What is “in an undertone”? I mean, can this whole construction “in an ...
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Identify parts of speech

Three statements: It weighs about a pound. about = adjective or preposition?? 'about' here adds information to the noun 'pound'. Therefore I believe it should be an adjective. But in ...
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Is the word “there” an adjective in this sentence

CONTEXT: I can't find my ring. Oh, there it is. Is the word "there" an adjective in the sentence above? or is it a pronoun? For me it looks like the word "it" is the pronoun, but I'm not ...
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Is “while” a preposition, an adverb or a conjunction in the example sentence?

In the sentence: I will watch while you sleep. I believe 'while' is an adverb because it is adding information to the verb 'watch' i.e. I'll be doing some action (watching), but the action would ...
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What would “waiting” and “for” be in in terms of parts of speech in this sentence?

The sentence is, > So you have come? I have been anxiously waiting for you "Waiting" in this sentence will be a noun or a verb? I believe it is a verb because it the person is doing something here ...
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The usage of “as well as”

As well as what his critics argue has been his goal all along : building a new, religious Turkey from the ashes of its secular past. (This sentence is from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Is “very much” an adverb or an adjective?

I would like to know what "very much" is in terms of grammatical classification. Is it an adjective, adverb or other part of speech?
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What part of speech is “difficult”

It is exceedingly difficult to ascertain precisely what is meant by the word 'culture'. That is a sentence from exercise for English learners where they are asked to determine the part of speech of ...
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How To Correct: “My father likes playing gold best of all.”

This is from an ESL study book, and I'm supposed to correct its grammar. "My father likes playing gold best of all." The answer in the back suggests: "My father likes playing gold best." My ...
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Is asleep in “to fall asleep” an adverb?

As you can see, DK school dictionary says "asleep" in to fall asleep is an adverb. Yet, according to https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/asleep "Asleep" in to fall asleep is an ...