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In the sentence "later that night there is a storm, which raises the wreckage up onto the rocks." What part of speech is 'which'?
What are all the possible parts of speech 'which' could function as with example sentence? Pronoun, conjunction, adjective???


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:24 pm 
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ninanina wrote:
In the sentence "later that night there is a storm, which raises the wreckage up onto the rocks." What part of speech is 'which'?
What are all the possible parts of speech 'which' could function as with example sentence? Pronoun, conjunction, adjective???


Relative pronoun.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:29 pm 
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I thought so too but the answer in the test says there is. No pronoun in this sentence!!!?? Is the answer incorrect?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:39 pm 
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ninanina wrote:
What are all the possible parts of speech 'which' could function as with example sentence? Pronoun, conjunction, adjective???


Is this the exact wording of the question?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:28 pm 
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The question is: how many pronouns are there in this line? And the line goes exactly:
" Later that night, there is a huge storm, which spectacularly raises the wreckage up onto the rocks."

The answers given are: 1, 2, 3 or none. And the correct answer is marked as being 'none' .


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:04 pm 
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The verb "rises" is being used incorrectly in that sentence too. I'd stop using that particular book OP,it sounds pretty lame :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:23 pm 
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Which book is this? DG


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:53 am 
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Should be 'raises', my typo, ooops, corrected now. It is not a book, it's a test, doesn't say what publisher. I guess the answer is marked 'none' incorrectly then. I guess these kind of mistakes happen occasionally, even in books.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:20 am 
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All tests have the publisher's name on them somewhere. Is it a CEM specific one or just MC English? DG


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:25 pm 
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I am also unclear as to why it says 'onto' and not 'on to'. This is becoming more and more common IME but I don't understand why.


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