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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    What about word "if"? Is is an adverb?
    "If" is almost always a conjunction.

    Rarely it can be a noun.

    Do it now. I don't want to hear any ifs, ands, or buts.

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    I guess it's a conjunction, but I'm not sure.
    As to verbal nouns, I call it those that have a verb in their root: a painting, an opening, an arrangement etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    I guess it's a conjunction, but I'm not sure.
    As to verbal nouns, I call it those that have a verb in their root: a painting, an opening, an arrangement etc
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    You're right about "conjunction".

    As to "verbal nouns", that's fine as long as your audience understands what you mean.

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    To which word class does the word "nevertheless" belong? Is it an adverb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    To which word class does the word "nevertheless" belong? Is it an adverb?
    Yes it is an adverb. It most often functions as a conjunctive adverb, like "however".

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