Questions tagged [parts-of-speech]

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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What are the parts of speech in the sentence: Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack

Can anyone break this sentences into parts of speech? Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack What is the conjunction in this sentence joining the two ...
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Why do we need to use an -ing verb/gerund after 'when'? What is 'when' actually?

I have a long-standing doubt on 'when'. 1) Is it a conjunction or preposition? I don't know whether it is preposition or not, for every verb after it will take -ing or becomes a gerund: 1) ...
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the difference between prepositions and particles?

While driving along, Shiro’s owner decided to stop for awhile and she ran away again. Is along and away prepositions or particle? I am confused
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So I heard/ I heard so

A: The Council has given planning permission for another shopping centre in the city. B: So I read in the paper. Can I use "I read so in the paper" or "I read in the paper so" in the place of ...
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Is the word “you” a pronoun in this sentence?

I am reading the book High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin. While defining Pronoun, the following sentence appears as an example: The books are where you left them. ...
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What does “self temporarily” mean?

This is the whole paragraph I’m having trouble with: His uncle backhanded him so hard across his left cheek that Isaac’s sense of self temporarily broke upon the ground on which his body fell. ...
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When to use “would” correctly?

I usually get confused when should I use "would" and when I shouldn't. I have usually seen that "would" is often used to describe "imaginary conditions or to express wishes, thoughts" but my question ...
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“Whose three interior angles each measure” or “measures”?

I get stuck by this sentence: Equilateral triangle: A triangle whose three sides are all equal in length and whose three interior angles each measure 60°. Is measure in this sentence a verb or a ...
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“Saying sorry won't make you smaller”,

“Saying sorry won't make you smaller”. I'm not sure whether my question is reasonable or not but I was discussing this question with my friends, and got some points by them. We, actually, faced some ...
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Four men were lying on the grass under the bridge

Four men were lying on the grass under the bridge. What is the part of speech of 'under the bridge'? Is it an adjective phrase which modify 'the grass'? Or is it an adverb phrase modifying 'were ...
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I don't have any special plans for this weekend

I don't have any special plans for this weekend. Q1: What is the meaning of 'for' here? Q2: What is the part of speech of 'for this weekend'? Does it modify 'any special plans'? Or does it modify '...
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Compare and emphasise on the incident happened `Before`

Suppose person-1 has achieved a milestone today and person-2 achieved two years ago. Now how can I emphasise on this time difference? Since Before is not an Adjective it doesn't have Comparative or ...
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I met a beggar in New York

I met him in New York. I met a beggar in New York. I met the beggar in New York. What is the part of speech of 'in New York'? Is it an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase? Or can it be both? My ...
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what does “up” means here in “what are you up to”

in sentence "what are you up to", what is the definition of "up" and what part of speech is it? there are way too many definitions for "up", I am not sure which one "up" is using in above sentence. ...
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How to know when is passive, when is an adjective?

In these two sentences "tired" is always adjective: I was tired. I have been tired. In these two sentences "told" is always part of the passive, perfect participle: I was told. I have been told. ...
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What form is not yet in the example below?

Girl: "Can I eat it now?" Mom: "Not yet" Is it even correct to use not yet this way?
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Finesse=amazing (word choice)

Let's say you are describing a newly built building in your hometown. You say it is amazing: The new building has a finesse architectural design. An American say it is wrongly used. But an online ...
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confusion in tags on “https://parts-of-speech.info/”

I am using this site (https://parts-of-speech.info/) for the self study but I don't understand what these tags mean. For example in the first picture, have has been tagged as verb, VB while survives ...
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Act/Identity of Hurtling in “A runway car came hurtling towards us”" [closed]

A runway car came hurtling towards us. Here hurtling is a ________?
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What part of speech are “answer” and “enough” in this sentence?

Sirius suggested once, without any real conviction, that they all go to bed, but the Weasleys' looks of disgust were answer enough. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix I don't understand ...
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Is “school” a preposition in “The School day never goes too slowly”?

Is School a preposition in this sentence?: The School day never goes too slowly. If it is not what part of speech is it?
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This 'that' is a relative pronoun or a pronoun?

I want to know if 'that' of 'that identified with ~' is a relative pronoun or a pronoun in the next sentence. And the exact meaning of 'identify with', too. ....The problem was that the part involved ...
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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 ...
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“Demand ” as a parts of speech

In the following sentence The information is important to demand attention from all levels of organization what type of parts of speech is demand?? Thanks in advance.
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What part of speech is “passes” in this context

Harry and Ron had so far managed to scrape passes in this subject only by copying Hermione's notes before exams; she alone seemed able to resist the soporific power of Binns's voice. Harry ...
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Part of speech: “get to sleep” and “get to work”

In phrases "get to sleep" and "get to work", are "sleep" and "work" used as nouns or verbs? Examples: It took me almost an hour to get to sleep last night. Let's get to work now! If they ...
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Is ‘adept’ an adjective or noun in these sentences?

Even though I have a great job, I am not adept at keeping to a budget and often end up broke between paydays. If you want to become a police officer, you must become adept with a handgun. It's fine! ...
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The grammar of “be buried”

What is the grammar of "be buried" in the following sentences?: The graves have all been found under the houses, right under the floors. And it may be this burial custom that explains why the ...
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How to understand “survive contact with” in this context?

As the closest bead of light moved nearer to Harry's wand tip, the wood beneath his fingers grew so hot he feared it would burst into flame. The closer that bead moved, the harder Harry's wand ...
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Structure of “need something back”

What is the structure of the following sentence? I need my history book back. What is the grammatical role of the word "back"?
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What is the grammatical role of the word “either” in the following sentence?

What is the grammatical role of "either" in the following sentence: Nevertheless, a goal is seldom destroyed by a delay, so don't destroy your positive attitude, either.
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part of speech: a very youthful 65?

I saw the following sentence: She's a very youthful 65. It seems "65" is a countable noun, but can we say "She's a 65"? I'd appreciate your help.
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Is “use” a noun in “the need for use unsupervised overseas”?

Furthermore, the need for secrecy was tempered not only by the need for use unsupervised overseas but by the desire to use maps and charts to legitimate territorial claims, a function they could not ...
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Clauses and Phrases: When does a new independent clause begin?

In the sentence below, is "on" an adverb and is "another" a quantifier? I thought they were but I am unsure. Please help as soon as possible. I am willing to learn how to identify these tough parts of ...
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What part of speech is ‘more’?

If possible always pay the balance in full every month or pay more than the minimum amount. What part of speech is ‘more’and which word it is modifying?
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In the below given sentence I want to know what role is played by the word running ?How does it fit in a sentence pattern?

Thomas came running. In the above sentence THOMAS is the subject and CAME is the verb. What grammatical label can be given to the word RUNNING.
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Is “considered” Adjective?

Is considered adjective in the below sentence? If it is adjective, why is it adjective? That could be considered 'best practice'.
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Parts of a sentence

I'm revising my English language knowledge. I thought why not to start by basics. And at this moment I'm at Parts of a Sentence. In given statement: They are washing the dishes. "They" is a simple ...
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Understanding English grammar and proper word usage

Would someone please help me identify the type of each word in the following sentence? In learning Spanish (using Duolingo and lovin' it) I'm realizing my English is "accidentally" good. My knowledge ...
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Is Vietnamese a noun or an adjective?

If I say I am Vietnamese. Is Vietnamese a noun or an adjective? According to OALD, Vietnamese can be a noun or an adjective. If it’s a noun, why don’t we say I am a Vietnamese? Because its meaning is ...
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What are the content and functional words?

Now, I start studying English as a foreign language. I wonder that what are the content and functional words? Are they the same as parts of speech?
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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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What is the subject of the “Got me…” lines in Iron Maiden's song “Prowler”?

I'm trying to understand more in depth / translate some Iron Maiden songs, and this is something that has bugged me since the first time I listened to "Prowler". Here are the lyrics of the song I'm ...
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What word describes words that can be more that one part of speech?

Some words, depending on how they're used, can be used as different parts of speech. i.e a noun in one case and a verb in another. Examples Here's a couple examples: Top, Quiet, Fast Top noun ...
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What part of speech is “So” in this sentence

This is the sentence, So you have come? I have been anxiously waiting for you So, I have read online that the word "So" can have multiple functions and can be of different part of speech ...
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part of speech of “all” in “it all went wrong”

Do you think "all" is a pronoun or adverb in "It all went wrong"? Is the "all" identical to the "all" in "Tom removed them all"?
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Is “entitled” a verb or adjective or both in “She is entitled…”?

She is entitled to all luxuries in her life. What is the voice of the sentence? If it is passive, which word is the main verb in the sentence? In this sentence the word "entitled" is used as ...
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“She is entitled to all luxuries in life.” What is the word “entitled”? Verb or adjective? [closed]

She is entitled to all luxuries in life. What is the word entitled in the above sentence? Verb or adjective?
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Using “because” at the beginning of a sentence

In Standard English, the word because can be used to introduce a clause (subordinating conjunction) or paired with of to form a compound preposition. Recently, because has been used in non-standard ...
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confusing!!! could you analyse parts of speech of “at around 10 AM” & “around 10 AM”?

could you analyse parts of speech of "at around 8 AM / 8 o'clock"? We got these examples in this dictionary around /əˈraʊnd/ adverb We got home at around 8 o'clock. = (US) We got home around ...