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    Parsing english sentence

    Please can someone check the part of speech of the sentence given below...
    "He has hardly any chance of succeeding"
    He = pn; has = verb; hardly =adv' any = adj or det (doubt); chance = noun; of = prep; succeeding = adj or noun (doubt)

    Have highlighted the ones which I am not sure about. Would appreciate if someone can describe the rules to decide the correct ones.

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    Re: Parsing english sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sneela View Post
    Please can someone check the parts of speech of the sentence given below.

    "He has hardly any chance of succeeding."
    He = pn; has = verb; hardly =adv' any = adj or det (doubt); chance = noun; of = prep; succeeding = adj or noun (doubt)

    I have highlighted the ones which I am not sure about. I would appreciate it if someone can ​could describe explain the rules to help me decide on the correct ones.

    Thanks and regards.
    sneela

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    Please note my corrections above. It's important to use full sentences and correct punctuation on the forum. I'm going to leave it to a parsing expert to answer your question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Parsing english sentence

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    Hello, Sneela:

    In my opinion, you have done a great job of parsing. Congratulations!

    1. If you follow the traditional 8 parts of speech, then "any" would, indeed, be an adjective. Newer textbooks, however, prefer the term "determiner."

    2. As you already know, a preposition (like "of") is followed by a noun or pronoun.

    a. "of succeeding" = preposition + gerund.

    i. You probably remember your teacher telling you that a gerund is an -ing word that is used as a noun. For example: "Succeeding in life often depends on good luck." In that sentence "succeeding" is a gerund and is part of the complete subject "Succeeding in life."
    Last edited by TheParser; 22-Jan-2017 at 13:28.

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