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    Hi!
    I cannot understand what the part of speech of the "front" is in the following sentence. Can you explain for me what the part of speech of "front" is?
    And my next question is that what is its function? Is it an object of preposition or something else?

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    Re: Front

    'Up front' is an adverbial phrase meaning 'in advance'.

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    Re: Front

    Thanks in advance.

    Is there any method to enable one to analyze the sentences that he/she does not understand in order to find the part of speech of that sentence?
    For example I thought that paid up is a phrasal verb and taxes is its object of preposition.

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    Re: Front

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Thanks in advance.

    Is there any method to enable one to analyze the sentences that he/she does not understand in order to find the part of speech of that sentence?
    For example I thought that paid up is a phrasal verb and taxes is its object of preposition.
    I'm afraid that only comes through reading (and using dictionaries if needed) and practicing.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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