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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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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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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 ...
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She was sitting with the Princess, all smiles and admiration

There is a sentence from GoT: She was sitting with the Princess Myrcella, all smiles and admiration. Could you explain the meaning of the second part of the sentence all smiles and admiration ...
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Problem regarding parts of speech [closed]

What would be the parts of speech of the bold words : (i) He goes to London . (ii) He knows better . (iii) There is lack of knowledge . (iv) Look before you leap . MY WORK : (i) Adjective ...
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What is the part of speech of “a little” in these sentences?

Here are my guess: I can speak English a little. (adverb) I can speak a little English. (here “a little” can be adjective describing English or it can be adverb describing speak)
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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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The function of “but” as a preposition

Is the function of "but" in the sentences below a preposition, please? If so, what's the exact rule on the case? That is, what part of speech is used after it, a bare infinitive, a full-infinitive, an ...
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How can 'reading' in 'carefully reading these papers' be a noun?

Source: Rebecca Gowers. Plain Words (2014 ed). p. 222 Middle. TROUBLE WITH VERBS (1) ing endings Words ending in ing are mostly verbal participles or gerunds, and, as we shall see, it is ...
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What part of speech is “want to” in “I want to look at you” ?

I want to look at you. Which "parts of speech" does "want to " belong to?
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Is this sentence wrong?

I have read this article on Vox and there’s this sentence: That means Ebola tends is deadlier in poorer countries like the DRC than it is in the US or Europe. First, tend is not a noun. Second, if ...
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Part of speech of 'to' in the following Context:

As explained in the article , verbs that follow prepositions are usually gerund forms that act as nouns instead of verbs(usually Verb+ing). But in the sentence: "Tell John to bring some food", 'bring' ...
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How to find the Part-of-Speech of a word

I want to know is there a dictionary or site to find Part of Speech of a word? For example, when I search "inform" it tells me the meaning of it and the part-of-speech of "inform".
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Sounding out spelling words?

I'm reading an article on different learning styles. I came across a phrase about the auditory learners that I'm not quite sure I understand. Sounding out spelling words, reciting mathematical ...
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Is “My name is Smith” a clause?

My name is Smith. I believe that it has a subject and verb, so I think it's an independent clause. Is this sentence an independent clause?
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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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What sentence element does the “In parallel”?

The value in this property affects only the operations that the current queue has executing at the same time. Other operation queues can also execute their maximum number of operations in parallel....
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“Everyday” as an adverb

According to OED, the adjective everyday, meaning ‘happening or used every day’ or ‘commonplace’ (everyday chores), is written as one word, whereas the adverb meaning ‘each day, daily’ (I get up at ...
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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 ...