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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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What type of speech is: "Have you completed the task"? What type of questions are "have you" [closed]

I would like to know what type of questions are questions that start with the first two words "have you". What part of speech is each individual parts of the phrase: "Have you" and ...
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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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Syntactic analysis of the sentence

He lay still for a long time in the foreign softness of the bed, unable to figure out where he was. Can you help me with this sentence? I understand that still is certainly an adverb, but is ' for a ...
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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 was wondering what parts of speech the phrase "1, 2, 3, 4" would be ...
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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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What part of speech is "Surrounded" in this sentence please?

My dream job is to run my own communication business surrounded by talented people I see "my dream job" (Subject) "is" (verb) "To run my own comms company" (Subject ...
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What part of speech is "garden" in "The garden industry is blooming"?

I have a doubt about parts of speech. I was given this sentence by a teacher, “The garden industry is blooming”, and I was told to identify the part of speech of each word. I don’t know what part of ...
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Can you remove "days" from "came just days after"?

The announcement late on Monday came just days after Ma's online shopping giant Alibaba was hit with a record $2.8 billion antitrust fine. In the above sentence, can "days after" could be ...
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What does “never” modify in “I am never late”?

I need help with the sentence: I am never late. What does the adverb “never” modify in that sentence? Does it modify the verb to be or does it modify the adjective?
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The more precisely - An Adverb Phrase? And its function?

I am reading Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer where I found the following sentence: He spat into the fire, the more precisely to express his opinion of the child's parentage. Is "the more ...
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in/at one fell swoop(=at one time) What's fell here?

in/at one fell swoop (=with a single action or movement, all at the same time) What's fell here? I think 'swoop' is a noun and if it should be modified, then 'past participle' or adjective should do ...
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What part of speech is "tranquilized" after keep?

I read the following sentence in a comic book: keep her tranquilized What will be tranquilized here? Is it a past participle or is it something else?
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Find the Parts of speech

What are the parts of speech for the bold words in the following four sentences and why: The after effects of the drug are bad. He told us all about the battle. He kept the fast for a week. Sit ...
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What is the part of speech of 'up' in the following sentences

He looked up and saw the stars. The time is up. The list is full of some ups and downs. He has just been upped to the position of a president. My answers are: Adverb 2. Adjective 3. Noun 4. Verb ...
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He speaks English well vs he may well (well vs may as well)

He speaks English well. (well is an adverb and modifies the verb 'speaks' He may well get a poor grade in writing. Q. What is well here? Is it an adverb which modifies get or may?
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A question about the conjunction "while"

Isaac Newton changed the world while in quarantine from the plague. Isaac Newton changed the world while he was in quarantine from the plague. while is clearly a conjunction in the second sentence ...
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earnings potential. (potential is adjective or noun here?)

For each job on your list, you should do some careful research in order to learn about the occupation's educational requirements, outlook, and earnings potential. 'potential' is used both for an ...
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What does 'They while away their evenings with books and games.' mean?

I was asked to name the highlighted part of speech in the given sentence. They while away the evenings with books and games. the sentence, however didn't felt grammatically correct to me, and I didn'...
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I am sure that he passed the exam. (What's the "that clause"?)

I am sure that he passed the exam. (What's the "that clause"?) Is that clause "the ojbect" of the adjective "sure"? the same as in "I am afraid that I can't go there....
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Is it a 'noun' or 'Adverb of place'?

"The boy went to his house." Is 'house' from the above sentence a 'noun' or 'Adverb of place' ? I know the word 'house' is noun but the definition of adverb of place is to answer the ...
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That seemed odd. Then came yelping, nearer still. (what does this mean?)

The faraway yipping was joined by nearer yapping. A couple of dogs? That seemed odd. Then came yelping, nearer still. Then howling. I froze. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. nearer is ...
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Is the word "by" being used as a preposition or adverb in "Sort by extension"?

In the short sentence "Sort by extension.", is the word "by" being used as a preposition or an adverb? When I look it up in an English dictionary, one of the examples inclines me ...

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