I realized that I want to be able to look at any sentence and understand
what each word in that sentence is in terms of its part of speech, since
I never really cared in school to learn the parts of ...
A few words beginning with an a came up to my mind recently because their structure is similar in the way they convey their meaning.
Those words are like: atop, alight; afloat, afresh, anew, asleep, ...
Let's look at some examples:
— Would you like some ice cream?
— Are you happy?
According to Wiktionary “yes” is a particle:
ParticleyesUsed to show agreement or acceptance...
“No” and “...
When it comes to a clause, we'd naturally understand that each of them has a lexical class to it, and, the part of speech they serve as in a sentence.
Adjective + that clause has ...
I have gone through many a post here and elsewhere that treats home in such sentences as
Admittedly, this is a fairly new perspective of looking at the POS, thanks ...
I am unsure whether I am identifying the elements in the following clause correctly.
Phobias often originate from traumatic experiences in one's childhood
I am parsing this as follows.
“My mother gave me money.”
My mother is the subject, money is the direct object, and I am the indirect object who receives the money.
“My mother did not give me money.”
This sentence states what my ...
Yesterday, I attended a yoga class, the majority of whom were men.
Is the boldfaced part an adjective phrase or adjective clause?
I'm sure it's giving information about the yoga class.
Yesterday, I ...
We know that the words home, abroad, here, and there are adverbs because
the dictionaries all say so.
But in The Cambridge Grammar of the English
(GGEL), authors Huddleston and Pullum tell us ...
It doesn’t matter the results of the election or the specific election, I just need to know if this means the party had no influence after the election or if they finished as a force, ie. gained power ...
(1) A: Where are you from? B: I'm from the U.S.
(2) A: When do you leave? B: I leave a week from tomorrow/July 7th/this coming Sunday.
Traditional grammar classifies where and when in (1) and (2) as ...
“These commands are binding on all children; they cannot be neglected without sin. Whatever God has commanded us to do, we must perform, without calling in question the propriety of the command.
Finally, I got rid of Karen. / Finally, I was rid of Karen.
rid of is a phrasal verb whose direct object is Karen
got and was function as copular verbs
rid of Karen together is a participle clause (...