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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:51:33 AM
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Misconceptions about so-called tricky words abound.

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How do I know if "abound" is an adjective or adverb in the given context?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:13:35 AM

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This is not a question, so it has standard word order.
Subject verb (object)


Misconceptions about so-called tricky words abound.

Does that whole first part look like a noun phrase:
eg
Stories about cats .........

What are the misconceptions about? About so-called tricky words.
So you can remove that part.
Misconceptions abound.

Subject verb.

Quote:
abound

verb
exist in large numbers or amounts.
"rumours of a further scandal abound"


This is unusual because there are 'a-' words which are adjectives related to a verb - but here, it is just a simple verb.
There is a related adjective - abundant, and adverb - abundantly.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:21:42 AM
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