Posted by Leslie on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:59am.
The carpal ligament was then carefully incised using a push technique.
Identify parts of speech:
carpal = adjective
was = verb
carefully = adjective
push = verb
technique = noun
Grammar - Writeacher, Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:04am
carpal = adjective yes
was = verb yes, it's an auxiliary (helping) verb; the whole verb is "was incised"
carefully = adjective no
push = verb no
technique = noun yes
Grammar - Leslie, Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:18am
carefully - adverb
push - noun
looked up in dictionary
Grammar - Writeacher, Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:23am
The word "push" is usually either a noun or a verb -- or it can be something else in technical language depending on how it's used in a sentence. In your sentence, "push" is being used to tell what kind of technique, right? If a word is describing a noun, what is it?
Yes, "carefully" is an adverb -- it tells HOW the ligament was incised.
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