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    Default noun-part of speech question

    Can anyone explain the what part of speech 50 miles per hour is in the sentence below?

    "50 Miles per hour is the speed."

    Is it a noun? it must be since it is acting as the subject right? What else would it be? Thanks

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    Smile Re: noun-part of speech question

    Quote Originally Posted by alkaspeltzar View Post
    Can anyone explain the what part of speech 50 miles per hour is in the sentence below?

    "50 Miles per hour is the speed."

    Is it a noun? it must be since it is acting as the subject right? What else would it be? Thanks
    It's a noun phrase, or we could say complex subject. The simple subject is "50".

    Fifty is the speed.

    Fifty miles per hour is the speed.

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