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    adjective or noun ?

    "She wants to study English, so she can read Shakespeare's plays in the original." What part of speech is the "original" here : adjective or noun ?

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    Re: adjective or noun ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "She wants to study English, so she can read Shakespeare's plays in the original." What part of speech is the "original" here : adjective or noun ?
    Well, in my opinion, "original" in this part is an adjective.In English, there is a structure " The + Adj" to refer the collective noun.
    However, I just see "in origin" and I wonder why don't you revise this sentence?

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    Re: adjective or noun ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "She wants to study English, so she can read Shakespeare's plays in the original." What part of speech is the "original" here : adjective or noun ?
    1. Your sentence is fine.
    2. "(O)riginal" is a noun there.

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