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    Exclamation Is Demanding verb or adjective in the sentence ...?


    Hello Teachers,
    I always have a problem on distinguishing Verb from Adjective, In all the sentence like below:

    "The job market and economy are demanding. That is why the experts at
    Scientific American and NYU-Poly have developed a world-class interactive virtual professional education program"

    Demanding is verb like ( http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/demanding #3) Or Adjective like ( http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/demanding #1 )

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Is Demanding verb or adjective in the sentence ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post

    Hello Teachers,
    I always have a problem on distinguishing Verb from Adjective, In all the sentence like below:

    "The job market and economy are demanding. That is why the experts at
    Scientific American and NYU-Poly have developed a world-class interactive virtual professional education program"

    Demanding is verb like ( http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/demanding #3) Or Adjective like ( http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/demanding #1 )

    Thanks in advanced.
    Words that end in -ing are tough. They can be gerunds, which function as nouns, or present participles, which can function as modifiers (adjectives or adverbs) or as a part of progressive (continuous) verbs. You have to look at which role the word is playing in a particular subject.

    In your sentence, "demanding" is a predicate adjective. It follows a linking verb and describes a characteristic of the subject.

    If you change your sentence to "The job market and economy are demanding professional education programs", then "demanding" becomes part of the main verb "are demanding".

    This area is very tough for learners.

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    Re: Is Demanding verb or adjective in the sentence ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post

    Hello Teachers, Unnecessary.

    I always have a problem on distinguishing verbs from adjectives, in a sentence like below the following:

    "..."

    Thanks in advanced.' Unnecessary. Just click 'Thank' when you get a useful answer.
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