BETTER as Different Parts of Speech



BETTER as Different Parts of Speech :



Some words belong to more than one part of speech. We could not come to know what part of speech a word is until we see what work it is doing in a sentence. A word can do different jobs in different sentences. Depending upon the function that the specific word does in the sentence, it takes a particular part of speech.

Look at the following sentences.

1. Give me some water.

In this sentence the word WATER is used as a noun to mean something.

2. They wafer the plants daily.

In this sentence the word expresses an action. It tells what they do. Here it is a verb.

Study the word fast in the following sentences.

1. He didn’t take anything during the fast. (It names something.) (The word FAST is a NOUN.)

2. Muslims fast during Ramzan. (It expresses an action and tells what Muslims do.) (The word FAST is a verb.)

3. I missed the fast train. (It adds to the meaning of the noun train. What kind of a train? A fast train.) (The word FAST is an adjective.)

4. She speaks fast. (It speaks about how she speaks.) (The word FAST is an adverb.)

Here are further examples. BETTER :

This watch is better than that. (Adjective)
He sings better than you. (Adverb)
You should respect your betters. (Noun)
Living conditions have bettered a great deal. (Verb)

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