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    Is this word an adjective or a verb?

    In the sentence:

    "It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world"


    The word "regarded" is functioning as a verb or as an adjective?

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    Re: Is this word an adjective or a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luwilde View Post
    In the sentence:

    "It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world"


    The word "regarded" is functioning as a verb or as an adjective?
    I feel it's the passive of the verb, not an adjective.

    People regard this as...
    This is regarded (by people) as...

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    Re: Is this word an adjective or a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luwilde View Post
    In the sentence:

    "It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world"


    The word "regarded" is functioning as a verb or as an adjective?
    I agree with freetoy. The verb in your sentence is "is regarded", which is in the passive voice. The adjective is "southernmost".

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