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    Smile Out 2 - Corrected version

    Dear teachers,

    My fire is out.

    I wonder the "out" above is an adjective or adverb ?

    Previously I thought it was an adjective, but I look it up in my dictionary, itthe dictionary states it is an adverb.

    So, does it mean that an adverb can also be used as a subjective complement ? Just like the following :

    1. My English teacher is a foreigneroff today.
    2. My English teacher is beautiful. ???

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    No question has been asked, I just wanted to correct my errors.
    Thanks
    ps: ??? means I have no more adverbs to put.
    Last edited by kl004535; 29-Jan-2010 at 03:37.

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    Re: Out 2 - Corrected version

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    My fire is out.

    I wonder if the "out" above is an adjective or adverb ? adjective

    Previously I thought it was an adjective, but I looked it up in my dictionary, itthe dictionary states it is an adverb. Sometimes "out" is an adverb.

    So, does it mean that an adverb can also be used as a subjective complement ? Just like the following :

    1. My English teacher is a foreigneroff today. This "off" is an adjective.
    2. My English teacher is beautiful. ??? "beautiful" is an adjective.

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    No question has been asked, I just wanted to correct my errors.
    Thanks
    ps: ??? means I have no more adverbs to put.
    2006

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    Re: Out 2 - Corrected version

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    My fire is out.

    I wonder the "out" above is an adjective or adverb ?

    Previously I thought it was an adjective, but I look it up in my dictionary, itthe dictionary states it is an adverb.

    So, does it mean that an adverb can also be used as a subjective complement ? Just like the following :

    1. My English teacher is a foreigneroff today.
    2. My English teacher is beautiful. ???

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    No question has been asked, I just wanted to correct my errors.
    Thanks
    ps: ??? means I have no more adverbs to put.
    I agree with 2006. ‘Be’ being a linking verb, usually connects the subject with a complement, that describes it. Here ‘out’ and ‘off’ as adjectives describe the state of the subjects ‘fire’ and ‘teacher’.

    My fire is out/extinguished. [ out(adjective)=extinguished]
    My English teacher is a foreigner/off(on) today. [ off (adjective)=not working at one's usual occupation]

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