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    Thumbs up Find the verb?

    Pls check this sentence and tell how many verbs are present in it. Also label the which part of speech is every word of the sentence.

    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of growing fear.

    I have been told that there is only one verb, which is Felt.


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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Pls check this sentence and tell how many verbs are present in it. Also label the which part of speech is every word of the sentence.

    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of growing fear.

    I have been told that there is only one verb, which is Felt.
    That's right. There's one verb in this sentence, and it's "felt".

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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    That's right. There's one verb in this sentence, and it's "felt".
    Please tell me what parts of speech are other words in the sentence, like thinking, contested, sense, growing, etc..

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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Pls check this sentence and tell how many verbs are present in it. Also label the which part of speech is every word of the sentence.

    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of growing fear.

    I have been told that there is only one verb, which is Felt.

    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of
    gerund - prep - article- adj - n, proper n- v-article- n- prep-
    growing fear.
    gerund -n.


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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Pls check this sentence and tell how many verbs are present in it. Also label the which part of speech is every word of the sentence.

    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of growing fear.

    I have been told that there is only one verb, which is Felt.

    growing fear.
    gerund -n.

    That's a participle used as an adjective to me, not a gerund. Gerunds are verbal nouns, not adjectives.

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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    growing fear.
    gerund -n.

    That's a participle used as an adjective to me, not a gerund. Gerunds are verbal nouns, not adjectives.

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    yes.
    Thank you
    I just forget it.
    There adjectives which end with ing like growing+noun
    and end with ed like contested +noun

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    Re: Find the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of
    gerund - prep - article- adj - n, proper n- v-article- n- prep-
    growing fear.
    gerund -n.
    I would also question whether "Thinking" was a gerund.
    It would be in 1. "Thinking about the contested election made Steven anxious." because here 'thinking' is a thing that causes something - it's a noun.

    But the original means 2. "(While he was) thinking about the contested election, Steven felt a sense of growing fear."
    I'd parse this as a present participle.

    "Gerund (noun), Steven felt a sense of growing fear." doesn't seem right to me.
    What is the part of speech of the following first words?
    Smiling, she said hello.
    Grunting loudly, he punched me in the stomach.
    I'm sure they're not nouns (gerundive or otherwise).

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