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    please help with this sentence

    My teacher gave us the following sentence and asked us to find the 2 adjectives.
    The boy climbed so high that the limb cracked.
    She said that high and cracked were the adjectives, but I think that high is an adverb and cracked is a verb in that sentence. Can you help me to understand?
    Thank you.


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    Re: please help with this sentence

    I would agree with you.
    High is an adverb meaning to a high place.
    Cracked is a verb in the Simple Past tense.

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    Cool Re: please help with this sentence

    Unregistered may have been asked to find two words in the sentence that can be adjectives as well. The words that Niall selected could be those words.

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    Re: please help with this sentence

    The boy climbed so high that the limb cracked.

    High is an adverb.
    Cracked is a verb


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    Re: please help with this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Niall View Post
    I would agree with you.
    High is an adverb meaning to a high place.
    Cracked is a verb in the Simple Past tense.
    In this example "place" looks like a noun to me and "high" is an adjective describing it. I think "high" is an adjective describing a place (the word "place" was just dropped in the original sentence). "High" is not describing how he climbed, its describing the place he climbed to. I think its an adjective.

    I agree that cracked would be a verb here. It is what the limb did, not how the limb was. If it said "he climbed to a cracked limb", then I would say cracked was an adjective.


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    Re: please help with this sentence

    Hi friend !
    in this sentence HIGH is adverb because of high place
    and simple cracked ii verb .


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    Oitafish, I am going to have to disagree, as much as physically the word high isn't modifying the way he climbed, it is modifying something to do with his action of climbing.
    Just as in the case:
    He ran far or He ran so far in which far is an adverb
    It doesn't change the way in which he runs, but it changes something about his action of running, in this case it changes how far he ran.


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    Re: please help with this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Niall View Post
    Oitafish, I am going to have to disagree, as much as physically the word high isn't modifying the way he climbed, it is modifying something to do with his action of climbing.
    Just as in the case:
    He ran far or He ran so far in which far is an adverb
    It doesn't change the way in which he runs, but it changes something about his action of running, in this case it changes how far he ran.
    Actually, you are right, I made a mistake. It is an adverb in that sentence.

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