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    Default Basic English Grammar ..Kindly help

    I just want to make my basics correct so just trying with all the following

    1)

    a.
    He has a chain of gold.
    He - Subject
    has a chain of gold - predicate

    b.
    He has a chain which is made of gold.
    which - Subject
    is made of gold - predicate
    hence, which is made of gold - Clause
    Kindly tell what is 'he has a chain' ..phrase?

    2)
    a.
    He still lives in that house
    still is adverb as it adds to the meaning of verb 'lives

    b.
    The after effects of the drug are bad
    what part of speech is 'after' Kindly explain.

    3)

    It weighs about a pound
    Isn't weighs is verb?
    Explanation : it is adverb as it add meaning to the verb weigh..Kindly explain.

    4) He kept the fast for a week
    He - pronoun
    kept - adjective
    the - article
    fast - Noun?
    for - preposition
    a - article
    week- ?
    Kindly tell if I am right?


    5) He is on the committee
    He- Pronoun
    is- adjective?
    on - preposition
    the - article
    committee - noun

    6)
    Let us move on
    Let - adjective?
    us - Pronoun?
    move - verb
    on - adverb

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    Default Re: Basic English Grammar ..Kindly help

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    I just want to make my basics correct so just trying with all the following

    1)

    a.
    He has a chain of gold.
    He - Subject
    has a chain of gold - predicate

    b.
    He has a chain which is made of gold.
    which - Subject
    is made of gold - predicate
    hence, which is made of gold - Clause
    Kindly tell what is 'he has a chain' ..phrase? It is the matrix clause. (google matrix clause)

    2)
    a.
    He still lives in that house
    still is adverb as it adds to the meaning of verb 'lives

    b.
    The after effects of the drug are bad
    what part of speech is 'after' Kindly explain. Which effects? Adjective.

    3)

    It weighs about a pound
    Isn't weighs is verb?
    Explanation : it is adverb as it add meaning to the verb weigh..Kindly explain.
    weighs is an ergative verb (google ergatives)

    4) He kept the fast for a week
    He - pronoun
    kept - adjective
    the - article
    fast - Noun? Yes.
    for - preposition
    a - article
    week- ? head of the prepositional complement
    Kindly tell if I am right?


    5) He is on the committee
    He- Pronoun
    is- adjective?
    on - preposition
    the - article
    committee - noun

    on the committee = predication; obligatory adverbial (predicate adjunct)

    6)
    Let us move on
    Let - adjective? catenative verb (google catenative)
    us - Pronoun?
    move - verb
    on - adverb

    Otherwise fine.

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