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For questions relating to identifying the parts of speech, which include: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

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He continued on his way. ('on' is a preposition here or an adverb?)

He continued on his way. Is 'on' a preposition here or an adverb? Can I rewrite it as "He continued his way on"?
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Anchoring bias (where does the anchoring come from ? (from transitive or intransitive verb)

Anchoring bias describes the cognitive error you make when you tend to give more weight to information arriving early in a situation compared to information arriving later. Does the 'anchoring' come ...
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See opposite for further details. (opposite)

See opposite for further details. The "opposite" is a noun or an adverb? It's hard to understand to identifiy its part of speech because the "opposite" was used right after the ...
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Anchoring bias describes the cognitive error you make ~

Anchoring bias describes the cognitive error you make when you tend to give more weight to information arriving early in a situation compared to information arriving later. "Anchoring" ...
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Which part of speech that modifies an adjective in these contexts?

I'm wondering whether the words such as "pitch" and "dark" can be considered as an adverb. I have looked up in OALD that both words can't be adverbs since they are not registered ...
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What part of speech is the word 'liking' in the idiom "to one's liking"?

"He has got a house to his liking." In this sentence, what part of speech is liking? Is it a gerund or participle?
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In the sentence "What are the benefits of earning money?" what part of speech is the word "earning"?

In the sentence: What are the benefits of earning money? What part of speech is the word "earning"? And what function does it serve to the word "money" after that?
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Why is "sally is a sandwich" grammatical? [closed]

I have this sentence: the president thought that sally is a sandwich. It's supposed to be grammatically correct. But isn't that mean that this sentence is also grammatically correct: sally is a ...
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is 'rolling' participle or adjective? [closed]

A rolling stone gathers no moss Here is "rolling" an adjective or a present participle? If it is both, which one is more accurate? If you have to choose one, which one would you choose? ...
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Help me identify these parts of the sentence in the given question

This is the question that I am answering: name as many part of the sentences as you can; As she was crossing the street after she had picked up her dry cleaning from 'Britain's dry cleaning Wonder ...
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Part of speech of 'about'

What word class is 'about' in the below sentence? She then proceeded to show me a cube about 30 cm on each side. The dictionary says that 'about' functions as an adverb in this context. But I am ...
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Does this need rephrasing? "Student Representative of the Coordinating Committee of the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics"

Student Representative of the Coordinating Committee of the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. This is a long sentence in a CV I'm having trouble with. Does it sound ok or should it be rephrased? Would ...
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who/whom as both subject and object in same context

Which of the following is preferred, and why?: I know many who are like you. I know many whom are like you. The pivotal word appears to function as an object and a subject, depending on the clause ...
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What part of speech is foaming acting as?

Foaming waves crashed against the wall.
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...the House with Chimeras, as Gorodetsky House is also known, was

This is from a Los Angeles Times article. After a needed renovation in 2004, the House with Chimeras, as Gorodetsky House is also known (in reference to the architectural term describing gargoyle-...
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The shop has almost like a club-house atmosphere to it

I read this sentence on a webpage. The shop has almost like a club-house atmosphere to it, which is what we wanted, with a sofa in the middle of the store and bench seating outside. I know 'like' is ...
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Any good POS tagging websites?

I thought I had found one that was pretty good (Parts-of-speech.info), but I just entered the sentence "The kids hoot." and it told me "determiner noun noun." If it can't identify &...
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In the sentence "As a father,". What's the purpose of each of the following parts listed in the description?

In the phrase: As a father, ... what are the functions of the "as a" part and the "father" part?
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What part of speech is "freezing" in this sentence: "He will not see again the freezing kitchenhouse..."

Doing a part-of-speech breakdown on Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian". He will not see again the freezing kitchenhouse in the predawn dark. I ran the sentence through a POS website and it ...
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Syntax. Analysis of the sentence

Some of the many doors stood wide open with lads carrying sacks and buckets in and out, and some were half closed with horses’ heads looking interestedly over the tops. I have a question about the ...
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Analysis of the sentence

Across the room, two galss doors stood open to a lavish balcony, where a light breeze played beneath a glistening cloud-swept moon. What is the function of ' a lavish balcony' here? Is it object? Is '...
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What part of speech is (red)?

Is the word (red) in this sentence an adjective modifying the noun (leaves) Or (red) is a common noun functions as an object complement. ? Pigments turn the leaves red.
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What is the function of "there" in the structure, "There is/are/..."?

In the following sentence, what are the form and function of the word "there"? There were fifteen cats and an eviction notice on Janet's front porch. My answer was this: Form: adverb of ...
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Is the the word (problems) a subject or object of gerund?

What is the function of the noun problems in this sentence? Is it a subject or object of gerund ? Solving the water problems in this way is hard. Similarly in this sentence: Writing fiction ...
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How can “oneself” as a subject appear after the copula?

Dictionaries say that the word “oneself” is a pronoun, but I’ve just noticed that I can actually put it right after the copula, “is,” even if it’s a grammatical subject. Is it because the word “...
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"Playing in the field is great for fitness" which type of phrase is "in the field"?

"Playing in the field is great for fitness" here, is "in the field" an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase? I am rooting for "adverbial phrase" since the expression ...
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What type of sentence is "The baby was born"?

Something like "The baby was born." or "The house was built." There's no person in the sentence actually doing the action. What do you call this type of sentence?
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What is the part of speech/function of "to ten?"

What is the part of speech/function of "to ten" of sentence below? He narrows list of candidates for vacant seats to ten.
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"Frightening" - participle?

In this sentence, what part of speech is 'frightening': "Halloween can also be frightening for pets." Is it a participle? Or is it acting as a verb?
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"thrust": parts of speech

Quote: Over the rocks, in the crevice of which the candle burned, there was thrust out an evil yellow face, a terrible animal face, all seamed and scored with vile passions. My questions are: The ...
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What is the function/ part of speech of "welcoming many visitors?"

What is the function/ part of speech of "welcoming many visitors" in the sentence below? The United States is flinging its doors wide open to vaccinated international travelers on Monday, ...
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What grammatical function/part of speech is "to pay?"

What grammatical function/part of speech is "to pay" in the sentence below? Is it a verb? The package would provide large numbers of Americans with assistance to pay for healthcare.
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john said, "David must go tomorrow." would the indirect form be John said that David must have gone the following day?

john said, "David must go tomorrow." would the indirect form be John declared that David must have gone the following day ? or would it be: john said that David would have to go the ...
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Are these two "that" omissions the same situation?

This was a problem (that) he had to face. I find it a little odd (that) you don't get out much. Are these two that-omission situations the same (e.g. regarding to parts of speech)? Why or why not?
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English,article,use of "the"

Why first "A" is used in sentence "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."isn't a superfluous ?forgive me.I am a novice.
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Is "2021" an adverb or adjective?

In this sentence: Here is the 2021 list. Is "2021" an adverb answering where or adjective describing "list"?
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an indefinite pronoun or a determiner

In a dictionary, I happened upon some explanation. Only half of my friends could come to my party. In this case, they say that the word “half” is a determiner. I knew that is a indefinite pronoun. I ...
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What part of speech is "doing" in "...worked his whole life doing a job..."?

His father said he had worked his whole life doing a job he didn't really enjoy. is the word "doing" a gerund? if yes/no could someone please explain more.
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What part of speech is this prepositional phrase?

What part of speech does "into a gourmet meal" function as in this sentence: "Watch this iron chef turn instant noodles into a gourmet meal"
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Much more (of something)

People are concerned about crime because there is much more of it. What Parts of Speech are much and more here?
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What part of speech is “lower” in “lower-paid workers”?

Lower-paid workers often cannot afford the high cost of living in the capital. https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/high What part of speech is “lower” in “lower-paid”?
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"1, 2, 3, 4, that’s it."

In the sentence "1, 2, 3, 4, that’s it.", what parts of speech would the phrase "1, 2, 3, 4" be? I asked that because I was imagining or seeing that I would just say '1,2,3,4' ...
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The one..., the other

The verb regard commonly appears in two combinations. The one phrase, "highly regarded", is a vague expression of praise; the other, "widely regarded as", usually... What Part of ...
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Adjective related query

Consider the following sentence: Anne drank a glass of hot milk. Here, milk is a noun and hot is an adjective. What is "a glass of"?
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What parts of speech are "together" and "at the park"?

What parts of speech do you think 'together' and 'at the park' are and what do they describe in this sentence: Nobody saw Anna and John together at the park. I'm thinking 'together' is a adverb, and ...
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Word class of 'same'

could you tell me the word class category of the word 'same' in the following sentence? And what would be your explanation / reason for your classification? I'd rather stay here, if it's all the same ...
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Does each word of sentences belong to a part of speech?

When I was learning English my teacher told me every single word belong to a part of speech. but I don't understand There is a car in front of my house. In this sentence, in front of is a ...
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What part of speech does "submitting" belong to in "I have finished submitting..."?

My question is - what part of the speech does "submitting" belong to in the following statement: I have finished submitting my assignment. Note: I am aware that this is a poorly ...
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What are grammar name of causative verbs that don't have "have, get, make or let"?

As causative verb: I am going to have my friend be suprised. ???: I am going to astonish my friend What are difference between verb "astonish" and verb "be suprised"? What is its ...
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Can ‘red’ in ‘red color’ be an adjective?

Can ‘red’ in ‘red color’ be an adjective? Red (adjective) color (noun) Red (noun) color (noun)
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