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    Default What parts of speech are the underlined words?

    1.He is on the first leg of a european tour
    2.This is the man I met last week.

    I realise that "first" and "last" are adjectives and "leg" and "week" are nouns but what are they called when adjective and noun come together in this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy4 View Post
    1.He is on the first leg of a european tour
    2.This is the man I met last week.

    I realise that "first" and "last" are adjectives and "leg" and "week" are nouns but what are they called when adjective and noun come together in this way?
    The first is not unusual. The sequence is preposition-article-adjective-noun.

    The second is a little unusual. The phrase "last week" acts as an adverb, even thought the parts are adjective + noun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The second is a little unusual.
    What's unusual about it?

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    Default Re: What parts of speech are the underlined words?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    What's unusual about it?
    It is modified noun used as an adverb. Do you think that is common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is modified noun used as an adverb. Do you think that is common?
    I thought you meant that that sentence was unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    I thought you meant that that sentence was unusual.
    I see.

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