Posted by tina on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 5:50pm.
Xerofoam gauze and glycerin-soaked cotton were placed in the umbilicus.
Xerofoam = not a noun or pronoun
gauze = noun
and = not a noun
glycerin = noun
soaked = not a noun
cotton = noun
were = not a noun or pronoun
placed = not a noun or pronoun
in = not a noun or pronoun
the = not a noun or pronoun
ubilicus = noun
grammar - Ms. Sue, Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 5:58pm
In this construction, "glycerin-soaked" is an adjective.
The others are correct.
grammar - tina, Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 6:01pm
Can you please explain why?
grammar - Ms. Sue, Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 6:11pm
Glycerin-soaked is hyphenated -- making it one word. It's used as an adjective modifying cotton. It tells what kind of cotton is being used.
When the word "glycerin" stands alone, it is indeed a noun.
Example: Glycerine is a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid.
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