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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I disagree with Ms. Weaver. "Up ahead" is acting as an adjective; the phrase defines "hills".

    We classify words and phrases as different parts of speech based on what they do in a sentence. If it walks like an adjective....

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I disagree with Ms. Weaver. "Up ahead" is acting as an adjective; the phrase defines "hills".

    We classify words and phrases as different parts of speech based on what they do in a sentence. If it walks like an adjective....
    I think both are correct because when you use a relative clause, it acts like an adverb but when the preposition is after the noun, it acts like an adjective so it might be saying "the hills up ahead the road/"any place" with the road/"any place" acting as a secret noun. Do y'all agree?

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    He is a tall man.

    Here tall is adjective?

    John is very tall.

    Very is adjective or tall?

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by bebe heart View Post
    He is a tall man.

    Here tall is adjective?

    John is very tall.

    Very is adjective or tall?
    tall is adjective.

    very is adverb.

    "is" is a linking verb.

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    If there actually were a relative clause one could classify "up ahead" as adverbial, but there is no relative clause in the sentence. If we are going to add things to the sentence, let's throw in an elephant, a jet, and a Ferrari.

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If there actually were a relative clause one could classify "up ahead" as adverbial, but there is no relative clause in the sentence. If we are going to add things to the sentence, let's throw in an elephant, a jet, and a Ferrari.
    That kinda made me laugh but in parser's comment, he adds the relative conjunction "which".

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    John was running very fast.
    Here (very) is adverb Or (fast) ?

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by bebe heart View Post
    John was running very fast.
    Here (very) is adverb Or (fast) ?
    Both are adverb. Most adjective can become an adverb by adding the suffix -ly or without adding -ly.

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I think 'very' is an adverb modifying another adverb 'fast', which modifies 'running', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I was taught to parse the sentence that was there, not the one I wish was there.

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