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    such

    Do you think 'such' could be labelled as a demonstrative pronoun (the adjective-pronoun type)? Does it point to the qualities of people, things, situations?

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    Re: such

    "Such" can be labelled as an adjective, an adverb, a pronoun and (in this sentence alone) as a noun. And that is pretty common with so many words. The smaller the word, the more things it can be and mean!

    You'll have to give some specific examples.


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    Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    "Such" can be labelled as an adjective, an adverb, a pronoun and (in this sentence alone) as a noun. And that is pretty common with so many words. The smaller the word, the more things it can be and mean!

    You'll have to give some specific examples.
    Well, well, well. Are we talking about parts of speech or sentence constituents? We'd better separate language and speech. Otherwise we would come to some strange conclusions like in "an hour's rest" "hour's" is an adjective. But do adjectives have the category of case in English?

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