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But the game was far from over and the home side were not going to go down without a fight.
What part of speech is "over"? Is this an omiting, e.g. "far from being over", where "over" is adjective? Or this phrase is a set one and it's not clear what part of speech the 'over' is ?
Why do you think so, could you explain?
I think 'far' is an adjective here:
in a degree, state, etc, remote from: he is far from happy.
Predicate adjectives follow such verbs like to be, become, smell, taste, etc...
I would say 'over' here is an adverb, acting as a noun (because it's the object of the preposition "from")
Am I wrong?
Last edited by Vik-Nik-Sor; 08-Mar-2014 at 12:27.
'Over' in this sentence is, as Mike said, an adjective. Its meaning is close to that of finished, complete, past, at an end.
'Far' is also an adjective and 'from' a preposition'. Together, as in your sentence, they function as an adverb modifying the adjective 'over'.