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What part of speech is enlighting?

Thank you so much! I wasn't sure because of the ending (ing)

  • 4th grade english -

    It can either be a verb or an adjective, depending upon how it's used.

    Verb: The teacher was enlightening the students about problems of slavery.

    Adjective: The priest gave an enlightening sermon last Sunday.

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    Also it can be a gerund....verb used as a noun. Enlightening the students is the task of a good school.

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    verb

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