adj or verb?
posted by Anonymous .
is the word "traversed" an adjective or a verb?
It's usually a verb. But a word's part of speech depends upon how it's used in the sentence.
Verbs show action or state of being. Adjectives describe or modify nouns.
Ms. Sue is right. Almost all the time, it'll be a verb ... with its own subject. If it's used as an adjective, though, it's known as a participle.