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Includes questions related to the comprehension, usage and identification of the classification various parts of speech including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.

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Is questioning a verb or noun?

"Questioning" is the present participle or gerund form of the verb "question", but in a sentence, the single word "questioning" or a phrase introduced by this word usually functions as a noun element (for the gerund) or an adjective or adverb element (for the participle.) ...
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What part of speech is the word the?

The word "the" in English is an article (sometimes called a determiner), the definite article. The definite article indicates that the noun that follows is a specific person or thing. The indefinite articles are "a" and "an", used to indicate that the noun that follows is not a specific person or thing. The article "a" is used before a word beginning with a consonant sound; The article "an" is used before a word beginning with a vowel sound. Example uses: I met the author of the...
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What part of speech is distinguished?

"Distinguished" is fundamentally the past indicative tense or past participle of the verb "distinguish". The past participle is often used as an adjective, also. ...
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What part of speech is determination?

Determination is a noun, a singular, common, abstract noun.
Asked in Parts of Speech, Pronouns

What is the plural of it?

The plural for the pronoun it is they or them.
Asked in Sentence and Word Structure, Parts of Speech

What part of speech is the subject of a sentence?

The subject is normally a noun or a pronoun. However, it may also be the infinitive or the gerund form of a verb, or a clause. "John was happy." (John is the subject). "To travel to Europe is always fun." (To travel is the subject) "Riding in his car made John happy." (Riding is the subject) Interrogative and indefinite pronouns can represent subjects using a linking verb. "What was his answer?" (subject is answer) "There are no solutions." (subject is solutions) "It was a dark and...
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Is transmission a verb?

Transmission is a Noun. The verb form is transmit.
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What part of speech is the word given?

The word given is a verb. It is the past participle of the verb give. Like other participles, it can be used in a sentence so that it functions as an adjective or adverb and/or introduces a phrase that so functions. ...
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Is the word had an action verb?

Yes, had is an action verb; had is also an used as an auxiliary (helper) verb (I had broken my glasses.). ...
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What part of speech is the word she?

The word she is a pronoun. It refers to a female. She is a pronoun. As well as me, my, us, them, they, he, her, him, and many more ... pronouns take place of nouns usually after the reader knows who you are talking about in your sentence if you use a pronoun. So say "Billy had Ice cream. He dripped all over himself. he and himself are the pronouns. don't say "he had ice cream. he dripped all over himself." Then...
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Is the word equally a noun adverb adjective or verb?

adverb. The ly ending is your clue to adverbs.
Asked in Grammar, Parts of Speech

What are the parts of speech?

These are the basic parts of speech. There are others that are suggested as distinct from these, and there are many sub-types within each part. A part of speech may be an individual word or more than one word (e.g. noun, noun phrase). A single word may function as different parts of speech in different sentences. Noun - a word that represents a person, thing or concept. The -ing (gerund) form of a verb can function as a noun. Pronoun - a short...
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What part of speech is the word 'it'?

The word 'it' is a personal pronoun, a word that takes the place of a noun. The pronoun 'it' is the third person, neuter form that can be either subjective or objective. Example: Jim's car is new, it has whitewall tires and red upholstery. ...
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What is the present participle of catch?

Catching is the present participle of catch.
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Is cool an interjection?

I think it could be considered an interjection if used in a way to show emotion. ...
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What part of speech is the word what?

The word 'what' is a pronoun, an adjective, an adverb, and an interjection. The pronoun 'what' is an interrogative pronoun and a relative pronoun. An interrogative pronoun introduces a question. Example: What is your favorite movie? A relative pronoun introduces a relative clause, a group of words that includes a subject and a verb giving information about the antecedent but an incomplete sentence on its own. Example: He gets what he wants by saving his money. An adjective is a word used to describe a...
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What part of speech is the word all ready?

All ready is an adverb because the word already is a future tense form of all ready. (already is an adverb.) ...
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What part of speech is the word anonymous?

The word anonymous is an adjective.
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Is wondering a noun?

Yes, the word 'wondering' is a gerund, the present participle of a verb that can function as a noun. The present participle of the verb also functions as an adjective. Examples: Wondering can lead you to a great deal of knowledge. (noun) The manager was wondering if you could change your shift. (verb) He's a bright boy with a wondering mind. (adjective) ...
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What part of speech is quick?

He is a quick learner, "quick" is an adjective describing the noun "learner", but in His mean response cut me to the quick, "quick" is used as a noun. In the sentence Quick! Quick! You'll miss the faceoff! the imperative command. "Come quickly" is implied/understood, and thus the word "quick" would be used as an adverb describing the verb "come". ...
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What part of speech is must have?

The phrase "must have" is usually regarded as a compound verb, but some grammarians might say that it consists of the active verb "must" and the infinitive verbal "have". ("Must" is one of the few verbs in English for which the word "to" can be omitted in the infinitive form of an immediately following verb.) ...
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What are five examples of parts of speech?

Noun - book; pronoun - it; verb - to go; adjective - red; adverb - eventually; preposition - on; conjunction - and; interjection - brr! ...
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What part of speech is has made?

"Has made" is the third person singular present perfect tense form of the verb "make". ...