Parts of speech

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Parts of speech

Post by Lostinlang » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:32 pm

I'm trying to explain the parts of speech involved in different English sentences to a non-native speaker. She came up with this one, which has me stumped; 'A dog-walking method' similar to 'my shower-cleaning method'. I'm flailing around between adjectives, adverbs and genitive case. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Parts of speech

Post by Alan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:56 am

'Dog-walking' is essentially a compound adjective here, modifying the noun 'method'.

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