So, i'm doing a project for school, writing a letter, and figuring out what part of speech each word is, and i'm having difficulty with "do not" and "to take" in, "I will start 'to take' more of your chicken...". I would also like help with "for now", "But, for now, i will stay."
In a comment, John Lawler wrote:
Part of speech only applies to individual words, and it doesn't tell you much anyway, especially if they only give you 8 choices. Once you get beyond single words, you're involved with phrases and clauses of various kinds (and their fragments). Do not is a fragment from a verb phrase, and to take is a fragment from an infinitive clause. For now is a prepositional phrase.