Posted by Priya on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8:48pm.
As Writeacher told you, you're correct -- except that "mail carrier" is usually considered a compound noun. It's possible, though, that your text considers "mail" an adjective describing "carrier.
I need to know what part of speech is the word "mail" in the text.
"Mail" is part of the noun.
We can consider "mail carrier" a compound noun, similar to:
Is "mail" a noun or an adjective in the sentence?
mail+carrier = a compound noun
You don't list the words separately.
This will be my finally draft.
The (definite article) new (adjective) mail (noun) carrier (noun) finally (adverb) arrived (past tense verb.
Thank u both Ms Sue & Writeacher.
As Writeacher and I have tried to explain, you can't separate mail and carrier.
"Mail carrier" is one noun.
Please discuss this with your teacher.
Also show him/her the websites we've posted about compound nouns.
I got it.
The (definite article) new (adjective) mail carier (compound noun) finally (adverb) arrived (past tense verb).
Thank u again.
You've got it!! :-)
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