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thousands of (years) ago, fish were caught in nets and traps.

Ither a verb prepostion interjection, noun

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    Well, it looks as if you need to study the parts of speech in English. There are 8 categories: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

    http://www.writingcentre.uottawa.ca/hypergrammar/partsp.html

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/index.htm
    Click on Parts of Speech at the left.

    http://www.171english.cn/html/grammar/

    Let us know what you think.

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    i belive the right answer would be a perposition.

    I know what they all mean i just cant seem to pick them out of a sentence

  • grammar -

    If you're asking about "years," it is not a preposition.

    Here's a list of common prepositions.

    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm

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    well okay i know its not a nouns cause its not a person place or thing and its not a verb so i am thinking that maybe its a interjection

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    i found out that its is a noun im alittle confused

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    Yes, it's a noun. Nouns are the names of people, places, things, or ideas. In a sense, "year" is an idea, and abstract concept -- humans have devised ways to measure time, and "year" is one of the measures. It's considered an abstract or an idea because it's not a person, a place, or a thing.

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    if im writng a sentence like (Daedalus and his son) were imprisioned in a great maze

    Now Daedalus and his son would be the complete subject "were imprisioned" would be the complete predicate and "in the great maze" would be a prepositional phrase?

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    complete subject = correct

    complete verb = "were imprisoned" (<~~watch the spelling)

    prepositional phrase = "in a great maze" (yes)

    complete predicate = "were imprisoned in a great maze"

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    complete verb would be verbal then?

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    The complete verb in this sentence contains the main verb (imprisoned) and its auxiliary or helping verb (is).

    The word "verbal" is an adjective. To what type of verbal are you referring?

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    from what i have read a verbal is a word that looks like a verb but functions as another part of the speech. They can function as nouns , adjectives, or adverbs. So would the complet verb be considered a verbal

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    so if wirting He made lcarus and him self a pair of wings would "lcarus and himeself be an indirect object? or simple subject?

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    A verb is a verb -- it is not another kind of word acting like a verb!!

    The word "verbal" is used to modify a noun (usually another part of speech). For example, a verbal adjective is also known as a participle. Some of these end in -ed; others end in -ing; others have irregular endings. Examples of participles are running, chosen, having slept,
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm#participle

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    "Icarus and himself" is the compound indirect object, yes.

    "He" is the subject.

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    In high school I enjoyed the following subjects:shop, art class, lunch, and study hall

    Is the colon correct or does it need to be a semicolon

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