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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How is an academic course structured in its content (USA)?

I don’t even know if “course” is the better word choice in the title of this question. Those things may be obvious for Americans, but it’s tricky to understand the elements of the academic life in a ...
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to-less infinitive or noun

Is the word "wonder" a noun or to-less infinitive here? What kind of a clause is "why Simpson wasn't immediately arrested in that incident". The transcript makes one wonder why Simpson wasn't ...
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Known - Adjective or Verb?

I know that "known" can be used as an adjective or a verb (past participle of know) but I'm not sure what word class it is in the following sentences. A place known for its beautiful scenery. She is ...
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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?