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I teach English for Academic Purposes at Humber College.


Feb
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reviewed Approve Feminism being referred to as equality for all, as opposed to equality for women
Feb
11
answered a word that is commonly used as either an adjective or a noun
Jan
30
comment Using “a tiny” in the same way as “a little”
Not sure what your point is AverageGatsby. 'Tiny/Little' is an adjective functioning as a modifier in the larger NP 'a little bit'.
Jan
28
reviewed Approve Sorry I didn't turn up, I clean forgot. What's the sense of "clean' and its usage hygiene?
Jan
28
comment Using “a tiny” in the same way as “a little”
No, "a little" in "a little happier" is a complex determiner, not an NP.
Jan
28
answered Using “a tiny” in the same way as “a little”
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
comment What is the difference between a part of speech and a syntactic function / grammatical relation?
Agreed: adjectives are typically gradable, but not always. You have to consider a constellation of characteristics. The point is somewhat simplified in my answer.
Jan
13
reviewed Approve Predicate or noun after “nationality”
Jan
11
reviewed Reject formal way of saying “I want to”
Jan
11
comment Parts of speech and functions: “Bob made a book collector happy the other day”
I see. I misunderstood @JanusBahsJacquet. Yes, it's a higher-level function name: dependent > adjunct > etc. You could get more specific, but I think this level of generality is appropriate to the question.
Jan
11
reviewed Approve What is the meaning of this sentence? help!
Jan
11
comment What is the difference between a part of speech and a syntactic function / grammatical relation?
Yes, that's what I meant.
Jan
11
comment Parts of speech and functions: “Bob made a book collector happy the other day”
Yes, I think it's an 'adjunct of' the verb. Adjunct is the relationship it has with the verb. You can't look at a word or phrase standing on its own and say, "that's an adjunct". And yes, there's a good argument to say it's an adjunct of the clause.
Jan
11
comment Parts of speech and functions: “Bob made a book collector happy the other day”
It's not really a definition, just some typical characteristics, but yes, adverb is messy.
Jan
11
answered Parts of speech and functions: “Bob made a book collector happy the other day”
Jan
11
answered What is the difference between a part of speech and a syntactic function / grammatical relation?
Dec
24
revised Difference between “measurement” and “measuring”
changed the article and tense in first example for consistency with second and third.
Dec
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer