Asked in Literature and Language
'the picture is perfectly made of pure silver' identify parts of speech?
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