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Word Class

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:51 am
by daisydiluca
This man wore trousers and a raincoat which they had allowed him to pull on over his pajamas when they had taken him from his lodgings, and he shivered now with chill, clenching his teeth to prevent them from chattering.

Hi, Can someone help me, I need to know from the words "on over" The state word class, describe the morphological, semantic and syntactic characteristics which you see that are visible in the specific words you are analyzing.and
explain and support absolutely every statement by making reference to the words in the contexts where they appear.

I know that "pulled on " is a PHRASAL VERB
over is preposition
on over that's where I have no idea
please someone help me Thank you Marcella

Re: Word Class

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:25 am
by Safari
daisydiluca wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:51 am
This man wore trousers and a raincoat which they had allowed him to pull on over his pajamas when they had taken him from his lodgings, and he shivered now with chill, clenching his teeth to prevent them from chattering.

Hi, Can someone help me, I need to know from the words "on over" The state word class, describe the morphological, semantic and syntactic characteristics which you see that are visible in the specific words you are analyzing.and
explain and support absolutely every statement by making reference to the words in the contexts where they appear.

I know that "pulled on " is a PHRASAL VERB
over is preposition
on over that's where I have no idea
please someone help me Thank you Marcella
PULL ON is a phrasal verb consisting of verb PULL and adverb ON.

OVER is a preposition for the prepositional phrase OVER HIS PAJAMAS.

There is a rather old-fashioned one-word synonym for PULL ON: which is DON

For example:
He donned his jacket and walked out.

So you could rewrite your sentence as:
This man wore trousers and a raincoat which they had allowed him to DON over his pajamas when they had taken him from his lodgings, and he shivered now with chill, clenching his teeth to prevent them from chattering.

So your confusion about "on over" is really a non-issue :roll:

Re: Word Class

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:17 pm
by daisydiluca
Thank you very much