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In the sentence "On track and field day, the teacher was very proficient at announcing the events", is the word "proficient" a noun or verb?

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  1. Neither. "Proficient" is an adjective, describing teacher. He was a proficient teacher.

    A quick way to determine a word's part of speech is to look it up in a dictionary. Find the definition and part of speech that seems to fit in your sentence. Usually, dictionaries have a sentence to show how the word is used.

    I usually use http://dictionary.reference.com/

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