verbs and nouns


what are verbs and nouns

See example:

, that is very wealthy inside and out.
asked Nov 13 '12 at 10:11 damien New member

3 answers


Every sentence needs a verb and a noun.  Click on the Grammarly Handbook link at the bottom of the page.  There is a lot of information there about verbs and nouns.

link comment answered Nov 13 '12 at 15:15 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

The verb in this sentence is 'is'. 'That' is a pronoun, 'very' is an adverb, 'wealthy' is an adjective, 'inside' 'out' are prepositions, 'and' is a conjunction. There are no nouns. This doesn't make sense as a sentence by itself. Perhaps it's a clause that is at the end of an independent clause.

link answered Nov 13 '12 at 15:10 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I'm back to disagreeing with Lewis. Wouldn't "inside" and "out" be adverbs telling the location of "wealthy"?

TolleyNov 13 '12 at 17:53

You're probably right, Jeff, but in my defense, I'm running a fever.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 13 '12 at 18:50

Or maybe nouns, defining the location. I'm confused.

Lewis NeidhardtNov 13 '12 at 18:53

Hope the fever's better. All three of my kids have some nasty little bug. I might use that one tomorrow morning. I haven't called in for a sub yet this year.

TolleyNov 14 '12 at 01:53

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ok, above sentence doesn't contain any noun, but the verb is 'is'.

link comment answered Jan 11 '13 at 10:38 Manuscript edit New member

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