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TIP #75 - This tip was sent on the week: 22th - 28th Jan, 2006


Database Architecture:

Parts of Speech, Meanings & Description Tags


This tip applies to the following programs:

• TDT Professional

What is a Part of Speech? It is a grammatical attribute which each word assumes when placed inside the context of sentence.


Some words can assume many parts of speech in different contexts. Take the word “make”, for instance. It can have two parts of speech, noun (make= brand) and verb (make=do).


In the sentence ”This is a good make”, it is a noun.


In the sentence ”Let’s make a cake”, it is a verb.


There are many other words like ”back”, that can have many more parts of speech. “Back” could be

  1. Intransitive Verb (to move back)
  2. Transitive Verb (give support to)
  3. Noun (rear)
  4. Adjective (posterior)
  5. Adverb (toward the back)
  6. Interjection (go back)

Tip for this week: You will notice that TDT displays each Part of Speech individually and that you can select them with the Part of Speech Selector, located at the right of the Main Dictionary Display Window. In other words, when you click on Noun, TDT will display “back” as a noun, hiding the other possible parts of speech.



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