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    Not Sure

    HI

    Am I correct?

    1- The state is at least twice as big as England. (at least is a degree adverb) I looked up the dictionaries in the net and they didn't write which category it belongs to.


    2- john kept eating chocolate.(so kept is acting as a verb be) is there other words like this one?.

    3- everything we do is for our advantage.( everything and we are pronouns. How come they come together.

    4- He likes to read books. (to read is direct object)(books indirect object)

    5- sorry if I kept you waiting.(waiting is adjective).
    Last edited by RonBee; 26-Jul-2008 at 22:55.

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    Re: Not Sure

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    1- The state is at least twice as big as England. (at least is a degree adverb) I looked up the dictionaries in the net and they didn't write which category it belongs to.
    The phrase at least is an adjective modifying twice as big. It means at a minimum.

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    2- john kept eating chocolate.(so kept is acting as a verb be) is there other words like this one?.
    Here it is a verb meaning continued, thus:
    John continued eating chocolate.
    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    3- everything we do is for our advantage.( everything and we are pronouns. How come they come together.
    Everything we do is a noun phrase. It means all that we do.
    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    4- He likes to read books. (to read is direct object)(books indirect object)
    The word books is a direct object there.
    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    5- sorry if I kept you waiting.(waiting is adjective).
    The word waiting is a verb. It is what the person was doing.
    Last edited by RonBee; 26-Jul-2008 at 23:28.

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