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    Default parts of speech 2

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me if my analysis is correct ?

    1) My little brother would not turn down the radio volume in the morning.

    MY = possessive adjective
    LITTLE = determinative adjective (quantifier)
    BROTHER = noun
    WOULD = modal auxiliary
    NOT = ??
    TURN = main verb
    DOWN = preposition or adverb ? (adverb particle ?)
    THE = definite article
    RADIO = noun (used as an adjective ?)
    VOLUME = noun
    IN = preposition
    THE = definite article
    MORNING = adverb of time

    1) She came to class very late.

    SHE = nominative personal pronoun
    CAME = main verb
    TO = preposition
    CLASS = noun
    VERY = adverb of intensity
    LATE = adverb of time ?

    Thank you very much.
    Hela
    Last edited by hela; 01-Oct-2005 at 11:55.

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    Default Re: parts of speech 2


    1) My little brother would not turn down the radio volume in the morning.

    not = adverb
    turn X down ~ turn down X = (adverb)
    radio = adjective
    morning = noun (note, determiner + noun, never determiner + *adverb)
    in the morning = adverbial phrase; function, adverb


    2) She came to class very late.

    she = 3rd person, singular, subject pronoun
    late = function, adverb (came late)

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    Default Re: parts of speech 2

    Thank you Casiopea,

    The way to recognize if a verb is followed by a preposition or an adverb is it to put an object in between and see if it works ?

    All the best,
    Hela

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    Default Re: parts of speech 2

    It works sometimes, but not always. You know, Temico would be a good person to ask. Why not PM her? (PM, Private Message)

    All the best, :)

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    Default Re: parts of speech 2

    OK, I'll try that and let you know.

    See you,
    Hela

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