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    Question Down-- part of speech

    Down two legs, and who knows how many lives, a Florida cat missing 11 days somehow arrived home. ---taken from the CBS News

    Dear teachersl,

    "Down " has been bugging me for a long time. Could you kindly tell me what the part of speech of down is? Thanks.


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    Re: Down-- part of speech

    (Not a teacher)

    Here, 'down' is an adjective describing the cat's legs. The full setence would be, "The cat is down two legs" and it means that the cat has lost two of it's legs, unfortunately.

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    Re: Down-- part of speech

    Thank you, Linguist__, for your enlightened reply, I've got it.

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