Questions tagged [parts-of-speech]

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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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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 “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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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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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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“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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What part of speech is 'to marry' in 'I want to marry him'

The first sentence can be paraphrased 'She wants something' which tells me that the infinitive acts as a noun. Can someone explain in detail how to categorise 'to marry' in the second sentence. Does ...
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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 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 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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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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Having been deceived so much, I am now on my guard. What's on my guard: adverbial phrase or adjective phrase?

Having been deceived so much, I am now on my guard. Q: on my guard Prepositional phrase is used as adverbial or adjective phrase. What's the case for the example?
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How do we use 'pretty much" in this sentence?

You would succeed in pretty much everything. I wonder what is the part of speech of 'pretty much', which part does it modify? 'succeed' or 'everything'? In my point of view, it modifies 'everything', ...
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'go as fast as you can' (1st as is an adverb and 2nd as is an conjunction?)

'go as fast as you can' 1st as is an adverb and 2nd as is a conjunction? After 2nd 'as', there is a subject and object, i.e., 'you can'. As much as I know 'as', as is used as preposition, adverb, and ...
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In the sentence “if I see him, I will tell him”, what part of speech is 'tell'?

Intuitively, tell is a verb, but a verb that comes after a modal auxiliary is usually a bare infinitive, meaning it is a verbal and doesn't function as an 'actual' verb. Would it be correct to ...
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Does 'responsible' in 'responsible for' function as a verb or an adverb?

In the sentence "you are responsible for his demise", does 'responsible' function as a verb with object his demise, or does it function as an adverb modifying 'are'?
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what part of speech are deep and purple in the following sentence: she dyed her hair deep purple

Which part of the speech are the words deep and purple in the following sentence? She dyed her hair deep purple.
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What kind of adverb is the word “most”?

I am analyzing a sentence where I have this phrase: They are the ones most affected. "Most" here is an adverb, isn't? So, what kind of adverb is it?
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What part of speech is “for” in “For those who don't know, today is my birthday”?

What part of speech is "for" in "For those who don't know, today is my birthday"? I'm 99% sure it's a conjunction.
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Which parts of speech do the following words belong to?

Who does he live with? The kids are playing outside. I couldn't find anyone to talk to. She died on the 5th and was buried the day after.
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Lily asked very excited

The full context is "I'm so awfully glad, Jimmy. You want some more, don't you?" Lily asked very excited. Let's pick out a sentence Lily asked very excited. Why is this sentence correct? ...
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“nowhere” and “everywhere”

Can “nowhere” and “everywhere” function as pronoun? I searched for “nowhere” in one dictionary, it was stated that it can function as an “adverb”, “noun”, and “adjective” and in another it was stated ...
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What part of speech comes after “be better off”?

For example, in a sentence: If you've got bags, you're better off taking a taxi. What part of speech is the "taking a taxi" part? Is it a gerund or a participle? I know the difference ...
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Is this a subjective complement or an adverbial clause of comparison?

He is as clever as I am. Is 'As clever as I am' an adverbial clause of comparison functioning as an adverbial adjunct, or is it the subjective complement to the verb 'is'? If the last case is true, ...
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Use of 'the' after 'of'

What's the reason behind NOT using 'the' in these cases? I thought use of 'the' specifies the case about smth. 1) The number of THE CATS in my neighbourhood has increased. (there is literally no ...
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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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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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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 is the difference between these sentences including present participle?

What is the difference between these sentences including present participle? The running car has no batteries. The car (which is) running has no batteries.