No one in that family can sit still for five minutes.

Answer in textbook


I've having a bit of trouble parsing the sentence.

  1. What form does 'still' take in this sentence? Dictionary says 'still' used in this fashion is an adjective. But what (noun/pronoun?) is it modifying?
  2. I would have thought the prepositional phrase "for five minutes" answered "to what extent" of the word 'still' but in the picture it is connected to the verb. Why?
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