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    Default noun or adjective ?

    I have 2 related questions:
    (i) Is the word "good" in the sentence below a noun or an adjective ?
    It is good for me to do that .

    (ii) If I replace the word good by a verb in -ing form, is it a
    gerund or a participle ?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: noun or adjective ?

    <Is the word "good" in the sentence below a noun or an adjective ?

    It is good for me to do that . >

    An adjective.

    Noun use of "good" e.g.

    All the good in the world.
    Jesus did good.
    All people who do good (noun), are good (adj.) people.

    Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: noun or adjective ?

    ii) If I replace the word good by a verb in -ing form, is it a
    gerund or a participle ?
    It would be helpful if you could give an example of that.

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    Default Re: noun or adjective ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    ii) If I replace the word good by a verb in -ing form, is it a
    gerund or a participle ?
    It would be helpful if you could give an example of that.

    8)
    Thanks. You answered both of my questions already.
    Once I know it is an adjective, I know the other one I have in mind
    is a participle.

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    Default Re: noun or adjective ?

    You're right about it being a participle. another use of good as a noun is the plural 'goods'.

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    Default Re: noun or adjective ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You're right about it being a participle. another use of good as a noun is the plural 'goods'.
    Could you give me a sample sentence? What participle might replace "good" in "It is good for me to do that"?

    :)

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