I was waiting in line. A lady in front of me was getting served.
Was it Okay to tell the staff who worked there,
"I'm the next"?
"I'm next to her"?
"I'm after her"?
Any better suggestions?
I have a question about that issue as well.
Can we use the phrase "It's my turn"in these kind of cases or do we need an order which is cycling to use it?
Last edited by LwyrFirat; 15-Sep-2007 at 23:16.
You could say that. It would sound a bit aggressive.
A: "Who's next?"
B: "I'm next."
1. Is 'next' a pronoun?
2. Please explain your answer to Q1.
NeXT - Definitions from Dictionary.com
1. immediately following in time or order; "the [next] day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"
Who is (the) next (person) in line?
Music is for all (pronoun, means everyone)
All animals need water (adjective)
The answers are all correct (adverb)
(B) An adverb not only tells more about a verb, but can be used to tell more about an adjective or another adverb.
This is very good (good = adjective, very = adverb)
My teacher is never late (late = adverb, never = adverb)
(C) The word Next can be used as an adjective, adverb, or noun.
Next person (adjective)
Next Monday (adjective)
Next turn (adjective)
Who's next (predicate adverb of "is") )
I'm next (predicate adverb of "am")
You're next in line (predicate adverb of "are" or "were")
When next you call..(adverb)
The next is you (noun, means next person or thing)
(D) As an adverb, "next" means in the time, order, or place immediately following, or on the first following (or subsequent) occasion. So,
Who's (in the order immediately following)
I'm (in the order immediately following)
When (next) you call
When (on the first following occasion) you call.
The word everwhere (for example) is an adverb. The leaves are everywhere (= predicate adverb of are). Again: I was there (adverb) = I was in/at that place.
The meaning of the verb Be (and other linking verbs like become, seem, appear) is only complete if read with a noun, pronoun, adjective, or adverb in the predicate, called the predicate word (or complement) of the linking verb. A linking verb is thus called because it connects or links its subject to its complement: She was home.
I am in Beijing (predicate noun)
You were with them (predicate pronoun)
We are lucky (predicate adjective)
He was early (predicate adverb)
Location = adverb
Who is upstairs in the house?
Who is in the house upstairs?
Who is next in line?
Who is in line next?
Adjective: Who is (the) next (person in line)?
Adverb: Who is (the person) next (in line)?