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'the picture is perfectly made of pure silver' identify parts of speech?


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January 30, 2009 4:45AM

The picture = the complete subject

The = an article acting as an adjective, modifies the word 'picture'. "What picture? THE picture."

Picture = a noun acting as the simple subject

Is = complete verb

Is = a linking verb

Perfectly made = the complete predicate adjective

Perfectly = an adverb modifying the word 'made'. "How was it made? It was made PERFECTLY."

Made = the predicate adjective, describes the subject

Of pure silver = a prepositional phrase acting as an adverb

Of = the preposition

Pure = adjective modifying the word 'silver'

Silver = a noun acting as the object of the preposition