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    Analyzing the function of words

    "Can I fill in this form out at home and bring it back?"

    I am learning to placing words into their functions, and I was wondering if the word 'this' is being used
    as an adjective modifying the word 'form'?

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    Re: Analyzing the function of words

    Welcome to the forum, Jomohee.

    This used in this way is generally considered to be a determiner.

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    Re: Analyzing the function of words

    Thanks you 5jj for the quickly reply.
    So basically it functions as a definite article, yes?

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    Re: Analyzing the function of words

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    Hello,


    May I most respectfully note that "this" is an "adjective" IF your teacher follows the traditional 8 parts of speech:

    verb, adverb, noun, pronoun, adjective, preposition, conjunction, interjection. Under this "old" system, articles are

    also classified as "adjectives."


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    Re: Analyzing the function of words

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    May I most respectfully note that "this" is an "adjective" IF your teacher follows the traditional 8 parts of speech:

    verb, adverb, noun, pronoun, adjective, preposition, conjunction, interjection.
    Few grammarians follow the 'old' system. Chalker and Weiner note that determiners ".... not only differ from the class of adjectives in meaning, but must also normally precede ordinary adjectives in noun phrase structure.

    The Oxford Dictionary of English grammar, 2nd edn 1993.

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