Hi dear teachers!
What parts of speech are the following underlined words? Are these modal verbs that show future like will? Please explain......
1- The train is about to leave.
2- She is going to buy a car.
Thanks a million
Hope to get an expert anser soon.
Looking forward to the answer.....
If you diagram that sentence, you get:
Subject: The train
Verb: is (again, linking verb)
So - "about to leave" is a prepositional phrase describing what the train is. The phrase is a predicate adjective, but the word about is a preposition.
Please note: I found that predicate adjective is also referred to as subjective complement ... I've personally never heard that particular term before, however.