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Would the word "limelight" be considered as an adjective or a noun? it says "He believes that a person can be in the limelight merely by being a good listener." I think it's a noun but i just want to make sure before i fail.

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    Yes. "Limelight" is a noun. Dictionaries give the part of speech of all entries. Some words can be used as more than one part of speech, but "limelight" is only a noun.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/limelight

    A big clue in your sentence is that "limelight" is the object of the preposition "in." Prepositional phrases, like "in the limelight," always end in a noun or pronoun.

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