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    Default Are they nouns, verbs or adjectives?

    This will keep you off that roller coaster ride of energy bursts and busts by giving your body a more constant flow of energy for your daily needs.
    (bursts and busts) in the previous sentence
    What part of speech are they?
    Are they nouns, verbs or adjectives?

    This sentence is an extract from an article entitled:"Stop Fueling Your Fatigue"
    You can find the whole article here:
    Stop Fueling Your Fatigue - MSN Health & Fitness - Health Topics

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    Default Re: Are they nouns, verbs or adjectives?

    In your example "bursts and busts" are adjectives because they modify the noun "energy" by describing, identifying, or quantifying.

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    Default Re: Are they nouns, verbs or adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    In your example "bursts and busts" are adjectives because they modify the noun "energy" by describing, identifying, or quantifying.
    No! "bursts" and "busts" are nouns. The first "energy" is an adjective; the second "energy" is a noun.
    Last edited by 2006; 18-Dec-2007 at 06:29. Reason: belated recognition that the sentence has two "energy"s

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