Please help to identify whether the word late is an adjective or an adverb? and please reason out why...
John woke up late, and ended up missing his school.
Last edited by euncu; 19-Feb-2010 at 20:48.
Maybe he can leave out "his" because it does not matter which school it is.
He does not refer to a specific school.
His plane, his hotel -> specific things.
Probably the same as "He goes to school" where you leave out the "the".
P.S: Just a guess.
**Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**
Although it may seem so, it is not a tongue-twister.