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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."

  • Please only ask one question at a time. Please add to your question why you are having difficulty: what do you think the answer should be and why you are uncertain that that is the answer. You should also show your own research. This allows others to guide you in the right direction rather than just giving you the answer. "Teach a man to fish..." – Andrew Leach Oct 13 '18 at 14:21
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    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. – John Lawler Oct 13 '18 at 14:29
  • This would definitely get a better reception on ELL. – Spencer Oct 13 '18 at 14:48
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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.

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