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the noun adjective pronoun question


When is a specific word a noun? an adjective? a pronoun? Great questions!
ā˛² Sometimes, a noun is used as an adjective. This is true for the word gar-
den in the sentence, ‘‘The garden display attracted many visitors’’ since
garden describes the type of display.

ā˛² Examples of when a noun is a noun and when it acts as an adjective are
found in the following sentences.
Joseph left his empty glass on the table. (noun)
Joseph left his cup on the glass table. (adjective)
The ball sailed through the window. (noun)
The ball sailed through the window pane. (adjective)

ā˛² Sometimes, a pronoun is simply a pronoun. In other instances, it
is an adjective and a pronoun at the same time and is then called a
pronoun-adjective.

Several of the watches were expensive. (Several is simply a pronoun
since it replaces the names of various watches.)
Several watches were expensive. (Several is a pronoun-adjective that
describes the noun watches.)
Many of these computers were recently purchased. (Many is a pro-
noun that replaces the names of the computers.)
Many computers were recently purchased. (Many is a pronoun-
adjective that describe the noun computers.)
Some of the roads were repaired. (pronoun only)
Some roads were repaired. (pronoun-adjective)


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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. the object of the preposition
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5. the participle and participial phrase
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6. what good writers do
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. introducing clauses
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9. the verb phrase
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10. the pronoun
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11. the adverb
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12. the noun clause
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13. compound subject and compound predicate
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14. the direct object
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15. introducing phrases
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16. the adjective
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17. The nominative case
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18. The possessive case
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19. the gerund and gerund phrase
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20. the adjective clause
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21. Confusing usage words part three
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22. Second Capitalization List
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23. types of sentences by purpose
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24. the interjection
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25. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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26. types of nouns
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27. the preposition
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28. The coordinating conjunction
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29. the noun adjective pronoun question
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30. Confusing usage words part one
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31. Confusing usage words part six
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32. Active and passive voices
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33. More subject verb agreement situations
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34. the correlative conjunction
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35. the indirect object
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36. the adverb phrase
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37. the appositive
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38. the adverb clause
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39. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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40. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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41. complete and simple subjects
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42. the adjective phrase
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43. the verb
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44. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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45. Confusing usage words part eight
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46. Sound alike words part one
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47. Sound a like words Part Two
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48. Commas Part Two
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49. Commas Part Five
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50. the noun
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