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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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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What part of speech is “based on”

Google Flights explains its reasoning for 'best' flights with the following: We chose options that give you the best trade-off between price and convenience, based on factors such as duration, ...
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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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a 3-hour trip to work--determining the part of speech of “round trip”

I am wondering whether the following forms are all okay: It was a 3-hour round trip to work. It was 3 hours' round trip to work. It was 3 hours round trip to work. I'm sure #1 is correct. What about ...
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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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How to identify an 'adjective' in a sentence?

I'm preparing for an exam which will test the candidate's ability to identify different parts of speech. I know a word can work as different parts of speech based on its meaning in the sentence. But ...
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Which part of speech is 'much' in “Don't think so much about the future!”

Don't think so much about the future! In this sentence, 'much' is an 'adverb' or a 'pronoun'? I think the role of 'much' can vary with verbs, so it's difficult to determine what it is for a ...
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Part of Speech of 'Singing'

I study Gerund and Participle. Here’s a sentence in my textbook: Can you hear Sam singing? What is the part of speech of "Singing"?
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What part of speech is “free” in “free of charge“?

"If you reside in this area, you may get it free of charge." (it = a library card) In this sentence, Is "free" adverb or adjective?
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What part of speech is “that”?

The fact is that it makes no practical difference. What part of speech is "that" ?
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What mood/tone is created?

I have to do a talk about an advertisement at school, but I don't know how to answer the following 2 questions: -what mood/tone is created by the video? -how is this mood/tone created? Could someone ...
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Which parts of speech?

Tim was happy about being accepted as a contributing editor. May I know what parts of speech accepted comes under? Thank you.
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proper parts of speech and analysis of structure

Find the wrong one(S) I saw injustice happen. I saw injustice happening. I saw injustice happened. This is from a grammar competition. Now from my little knowledge. I can only break it ...
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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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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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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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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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Parts of speech identification in- 'He must go there in order to sing wonderfully.'

He must go there in order to sing wonderfully In the above sentence, i have a couple of doubts. They are as follows : 1.isnt 'in order to' alone a phrasal preposition (& not subordinate ...
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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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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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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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Why do they make the [r] sound between words when speaking?

https://youtu.be/YozWDsiKQUk?t=6m5s (6:05) Here, the reverend is saying "I feel like I'm experiencing something that's really nice with Nutella in it." But for me it actually sounds like "Nutellar in ...
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What is the part of speech of “going”?

What is the part of speech of going in the following sentences? I hate going shopping. Do you like going sightseeing when you are on holiday? Update: All words belong to categories ...
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Part of speech of “one day”

What is the part of speech of "one day" in the following sentences? And Why don’t we use articles with it? One day a boy started teasing Grady. A lion was asleep in the sun one day.
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What is the tense and part of speech of “come up”?

What is the tense and part of speech of "come up"? Once you have come up with potential solutions, the goal then is to make a plan as what ones will be put into action
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…the drawers roll open midair

We just totally forget about Tyler's whole murder-suicide thing while we watch another file cabinet slip out the side of the building and the drawers roll open midair, reams of white paper caught in ...
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What is the part of speech (word class) of to-infinitive?

What is the part of speech (word class) of to-infinitive? as example: I forgot to send the letter. I: the part of speech (word class) is pronoun and the word function (clause element) is subject. ...
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What part of speech should we use here?

What form must be here? In spite of the (romantic) reputation of the British, over 16 million Valentine cards are sent each year on February 14 th.