Questions tagged [word-class]

The 'word classes' or 'parts of speech' are the categories to which words are traditionally assigned: noun, pronoun, verb, article, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and expletive are the older classes; today 'determiner' usually replaces 'article'.

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Is “all” a determinative here?

This all started in 1965. Is 'all' a determinative here or an adverb?
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What's the grammatical structure of “All is number” by Pythagoras

I heard Pythagoras's this saying in Korean several times before but I didn't know actual English sentence was "All is number". Does this 'All' used as a noun? (but some dictionaries don't list noun ...
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Usage of apostrophe within the words to distinguish substantives from verbs

Consider the following statements: There has been a 10% decrease in the value. The value may decrease 10% next month. In the first sentence, decrease is a substantive while it's a verb in the second ...
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May “garden” be used as a verb?

When my hobby is gardening, what I'm doing in the free time? Can I say: "I will garden tomorrow." or perhaps: "I'm going to garden some roses." Or can I ask someone how to garden tomatoes?