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    Surrogacy . . . noun or adjective?

    In the phrase surrogacy contract, is surrogacy functioning as an adjective? or is surrogacy contract a noun phrase?

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    Re: Surrogacy . . . noun or adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by costaricacait
    In the phrase surrogacy contract, is surrogacy functioning as an adjective? or is surrogacy contract a noun phrase?
    How to tell if a word is functioning as an adjective:

    Ask yourself the question, "What kind of...?"

    Example:

    Q: What kind of contract?
    A: A surrogacy contract.

    surrgacy functions as an adjective.
    a surrogacy contract functions as a noun phrase. It's made up of a determiner (a), a noun (surrogacy), which is functioning as an adjective, and a noun (contract).

    :D

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