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    Smile Parts of Speech

    Hello, everyone!

    I have a problem of the parts of speech in the following sentence:

    She's going to get me executed!
    What is 'get' in this sentence?
    What is 'executed' in this sentence?
    What is 'is going to' then?

    Pls help!

    Mag

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    Re: Parts of Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Mag View Post
    Hello, everyone!

    I have a problem of the parts of speech in the following sentence:

    She's going to get me executed!
    What is 'get' in this sentence?
    What is 'executed' in this sentence?
    What is 'is going to' then?

    Pls help!

    Mag
    "To get" is an infinitive.

    Me is the pronoun object of the infinitive.

    Executed is a past participle used as an adjective complement of the pronoun "me". It is a resultative adjective and describes the condition the object will be in due to the action of the infinitive "get".

    "Is going" is the main verb in the progressive form. It is present tense but signifies future time in this use.

    This might be easier to follow with a slightly different choice of words.

    The chef is going to cook the steaks rare.

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    Re: Parts of Speech

    Hello, MikeNewYork,
    Thanks for replying. What about this sentence:
    "The Duchess! The Duchess!" he muttered,
    Is 'the Duchess! The Duchess!" interjection in this sentence? Pls tell. Thanks
    Mag

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    Re: Parts of Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Mag View Post
    Hello, MikeNewYork,
    Thanks for replying. What about this sentence:
    "The Duchess! The Duchess!" he muttered,
    Is 'the Duchess! The Duchess!" interjection in this sentence? Pls tell. Thanks
    Mag
    Yes, it is an interjection. However, since it is one complete sentence, it is also the object of the verb "muttered". It is what he muttered.

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