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    "More than two dozen companies sell DNA tests direcrly to the public, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to more than $2.500."
    1.What part of speech is "ranging"?
    2.What 's its function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    "More than two dozen companies sell DNA tests direcrly to the public, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to more than $2.500."
    1.What part of speech is "ranging"?
    2.What 's its function?
    Thanks!
    I would say that "ranging" is a participle, with its own participial phrase, and it is acting as a modifier, modifying "tests" (acting like an adjective, if you prefer to think of it that way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I would say that "ranging" is a participle, with its own participial phrase, and it is acting as a modifier, modifying "tests" (acting like an adjective, if you prefer to think of it that way)
    I like what you said.Thank you very much!

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    I should probably diagram it for you. Perhaps later.

    Frank

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