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Posted by on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8:48pm.

Please check my work.

Correctly identifying the part of speech of each of the word in the sentence.

The new mail carrier finally arrived.

The (definite article) new (adjective) mail (adjective) carrier (noun) finally (adverb) arrived (past tense verb).

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8:51pm

    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.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8:58pm

    I need to know what part of speech is the word "mail" in the text.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:05pm

    "Mail" is part of the noun.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:09pm

    We can consider "mail carrier" a compound noun, similar to:

    bus stop
    washing machine
    swimming pool

    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-compound.htm

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:10pm

    Thank u.

    Is "mail" a noun or an adjective in the sentence?

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:10pm

    mail+carrier = a compound noun

    You don't list the words separately.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:17pm

    Okay.

    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.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:19pm

    No!!!!

    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.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:27pm

    I got it.

    The (definite article) new (adjective) mail carier (compound noun) finally (adverb) arrived (past tense verb).

    Thank u again.

  • English - , Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:30pm

    Yay!!!!!!!

    You've got it!! :-)

    You're welcome.

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