Does “to show” function as an adverb modifying an adjective in this sentence?

Does the usage of the infinitive to show serve the purpose the task below? Task: write a sentence using the infinitive "to show" as an adverb modifying an adjective. I tried to use "to show" as an adverb in order to modify the adjective "beautiful" and "wonderful" in the sentences below: Adam likes his job … Read more

What is the type of the phrase “to success”

The textbook says that To success is an adjective phrase but it seems like an infinitive to me. I’m confused whether it is a noun or an infinitive? Answer There is no verb "success". The verb is "succeed". Success is a noun. So "to success" is a prepositional phrase. And prepositional phrases can be used … Read more

Why the infinitive phrase in this sentence functions as Adverb and not adjective?

Marian had plenty of work to finish In the correction form, it says that the function of to finish is adverbial. But why it is not an adjective? Which work? The work to finish. So it is an adjective!! Answer You’re right in your analysis, but not exactly correct in the terminology. The phrase is … Read more

‘noun + likely to + verb’ and ‘likely to + verb + noun’

Are the following sentences grammatically correct? If yes, which one does sound more idiomatic? Modularization by design decision likely to change. Modularization by likely to change design decision. The meaning that I want to convey is the following. In a system, all design decisions can be changed, but it is impossible that they are equally … Read more

Is the noun phrase ‘side lengths to the nearest tenth’ grammatically correct?

Here is a sentence extracted from the entire question sentences, one from this exercise page on Khan Academy. The following figure shows △ABC with side lengths to the nearest tenth. I thought the above sentence was missing the word ’rounded’, so that should have been: The following figure shows △ABC with side lengths rounded to … Read more

Is this prepositional phrase adjective or adverb?

Is this prepositional phrase "with same sex quickstep" an adjective describing "history" or adverb modifying "makes in the sentence below? Andrew Makes ‘Dancing With The Stars’ History With Same-Sex Quickstep Answer A possible translation from headlinese into full-sentence English: Andrew makes ‘Dancing With The Stars’ history with a same-sex quickstep. The tricky thing here is … Read more

What is exact meaning of “fewer than” concerning numbers

Letters: These are short submissions that contain important new results and are intended for faster publication. Letters are given priority handling. While there is no page limit, typical letters are 3-4 printed pages and have fewer than five figures. This is written in a scientific journal for the contributing authors. What does it mean exactly. … Read more

Why is “fortunate” correct here? shouldn’t it be “fortunate enough”?

Yesterday, when we were returning from the party,(a)/ our car met with an accident,(b)/ but we were fortunate to reach our home safely.(c)/ No error (d) The answer is (d), but according to me it should be (c). I think in such cases we usually use “fortunate enough”. Is it correct to use “fortunate”? Also … Read more

Should I place a comma between the two dependent clauses?

Here are the two examples; please tell me if I should place a comma between the two dependent clauses that come before the main clause. I’d also like an explanation, please. Example# 1: (with a comma) Published in 1960, and narrated by a young girl in the 1930s, To Kill a Mockingbird recounts the coming-of-age … Read more

Adjective related query

Consider the following sentence: Anne drank a glass of hot milk. Here, milk is a noun and hot is an adjective. What is "a glass of"? Answer You can split before the word "of". So, "of hot milk" is a prepositional phrase, which modifies "a glass" to form a noun phrase "a glass of hot … Read more